A St. James man charged with criminal vehicular homicide made his first appearance in court Thursday for the charges. 23-year-old Mark Anders Chalin allegedly had a woman on his lap when he crashed into an oncoming car on Blue Earth County Road 90 just south of Mankato last August. He was critically injured in the crash, and his passenger, 23-year-old Amber Menezes of Mankato, and the driver of the other vehicle, 35-year-old Jonna Martin of Lakefield both died at the scene. Investigators later determined that Chalin was traveling around 65 miles-per-hour when he crashed into Martin, who was going around 20 miles-per-hour. Martin was wearing a seat belt. Chalin and Menezes were not.