A Mountain View man accused of driving recklessly and fatally striking a person waiting for a bus is set to appear in court today to see if there is enough evidence to hold him over for trial.

Matthew Pumar, 21, pleaded not guilty Sept. 26 to one count of vehicular manslaughter involving gross negligence.

His preliminary examination is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the Palo Alto courtroom of Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Thang Nguyen Barrett.

According to police, Pumar sped through a red light at the intersection of California Street and Escuela Avenue in Mountain View at about 9:30 a.m. on June 21, lost control of his car and struck 50-year-old William Ware with enough force to kill him.

Police said Pumar stayed at the scene and cooperated with their investigation.

He turned himself into authorities on July 10 after the district attorney's office issued a warrant for his arrest and posted bail in the sum of $100,000.

Developmentally disabled but skilled at using public transportation, Ware was well-liked throughout Mountain View and a friend to everyone he met, according to his friends and family.

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