Fatal Crash Trial Date 23 Aug 12

The trial date has been set for a St. James man facing vehicular homicide charges for a fatal car crash last August. 24-year-old Mark Anders Chalin made an appearance in court on Wednesday. He is accused of driving on Blue Earth County Road 90 with a passenger on his lap last August when he crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into Jonna Martin of Lakefield. Both Martin and Chalin’s passenger, 23-year-old Amber Menezes of Mankato were killed in the crash. Chalin has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide for the incident, and his trial date is set for October 16th. He’ll be back in court for a pre-trial hearing on October 1st.