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Accused Drunk Driver Facing Homicide Charges

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A man accused of crashing his car and killing two of his passengers appeared in a Yakima County courtroom Friday.

Police say Israel Mena, 21, was driving on Glade Road near Mabton last April when he crashed his car.

Maximo Castanedea and Luis Santana died as a result of the crash.

Police say Mena's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

He faces two counts of vehicular homicide as well as other charges. His bail is set at $500,000.

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