Chinese student charged in fatal crash gets new court date

KENT, Wash. (AP) - A King County prosecutor's spokesman says a new court date has been set for the Chinese student charged with vehicular manslaughter.

Wednesday was the first day {A href=""}Yichun Xu was due back in front of authorities since his family posted a $2 million bail in early March. At the time, prosecutors worried Xu presented a flight risk due to previous instances of Chinese nationals leaving the country, even without a passport.

But King County prosecutor's spokesman Dan Donohoe says Xu was at a meeting with prosecutors. He's scheduled back in court on May 8.

Prosecutors say Xu drove his newly purchased Mercedes-Benz at freeway speeds through residential Des Moines, running through a stop sign and crashing into the car carrying Brenda Gomez-Zapata and family members.

Meanwhile, the dead woman's family is negotiating with Xu's family on a settlement.