Man charged for role in fatal January accident

MISSION — A man was charged with criminal negligent homicide Thursday for fatally striking a motorcyclist last month.

Mario Anthony Medrano, 27, was charged with the death of 20-year-old Kevin Chavana when he appeared before a municipal court judge Thursday. He was released from jail on a $50,000 bond later that day.

According to authorities, the Jan. 29 accident occurred after Medrano, who was behind the wheel of small box truck, failed to yield the right of way when he turned left on North Shary Road from a private driveway.

Chavana was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, according to Mission police.