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Oaktown man faces two counts of DUI Causing Death after four-wheeler goes into Wabash River

KNOX COUNTY (WEHT) - A Knox County man, whose four-wheeler went into the Wabash River killing two women, is now facing two counts of Driving While Intoxicated Causing Death.

The Knox County Prosecutor’s Office says it filed the two counts against Kyle Mason, 34, of Oaktown on Monday.

The criminal charges stem from an incident that occurred near Oaktown in February.

The prosecutor's office says around 1:00 a.m. on February 4, Mason was four-wheeling in a field near his home when he drove off an embankment and into the Wabash River.

Mason and his front seat passenger, Cody Meeks, 33, were able to get out of the vehicle and swim to the embankment to get help. Kyle’s wife, Breezie Mason, 33, and Cody’s wife, Meaghan Meeks, 32, were not able to get out from the back seat area and drowned.

The prosecutor's office says during the investigation it was determined that Mason had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit at the approximate time he drove off the embankment and into the Wabash River.

Mason was issued a summons to appear in court for his initial hearing on May 21 at 10:00 a.m. in Knox County Circuit Court. 

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(This story was originally published April 9, 2018)

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