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Trial set for man accused in pedestrian's death

WICHITA — A 52-year-old man accused of striking and killing a pedestrian while speeding down a darkened street last month is scheduled to go to trial in late June.

Kevin Lamont Williams Sr. is charged with involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence of alcohol and aggravated battery for his role in the April 3 accident that left one man dead and another seriously injured.

Wichita police have said Williams was one of two men who were speeding down the 1100 block of North Cleveland shortly before 10 p.m. on that Saturday when the pedestrians were struck as they crossed the street.

Robert Ryder, 25, died at the scene. His 39-year-old cousin was critically injured.

Williams was also charged with driving with a suspended license.

He waived his preliminary hearing on Tuesday. His jury trial is slated to begin at 9 a.m. on June 28.

A second arrest in the case has not been made.

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