BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Bail has been set at $250,000 for a Sperry man charged with first-degree manslaughter in the traffic death of an Oklahoma Department of Transportation employee in a construction zone.

Nineteen-year-old Deven Franklin appeared before Washington County Special Judge Kyra Williams via video monitor from the county jail Monday. According to court records, he appeared without an attorney so Williams appointed one to represent him.