Driver accused of hitting 2 protesters pleads not guilty

SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of driving a car on to a closed Seattle freeway and hitting two protesters, killing one, has pleaded not guilty. KING-TV reports Dawit Kelete pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless driving in connection with the July 4 collision that killed Summer Taylor. A lawyer in the case says Diaz Love, of Portland, Oregon, remains hospitalized and is focused on recovery. The judge kept Kelete’s bond at $1.2 million. Supporters of Taylor and Love gathered near the King County Courthouse before the hearing. They called for justice in the case.