Bryan Co. man accused of manslaughter appears in court

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BRYAN COUNTY, OK -- A Bryan County man accused of leading authorities on a high speed chase, killing another man appeared in court Tuesday.

27-year-old Kellis Barnett entered a not-guilty plea on a 1st degree manslaughter charge.

Barnett was arrested back in January after leading Colbert Police on a high speed chase.

Police say Barnett lost control of his vehicle and hit a tree.

Passenger Neil Johnston was ejected from the car and died at the scene.

Barnett is due back in court August 11th.