KNOX COUNTY, Ind – The Knox County Prosecutor’s Office has filed two counts of Driving While Intoxicated Causing Death felony charges against 34 year old Kyle Mason, of Oaktown.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of February 4th near Oaktown.
On February 4 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Mason was four-wheeling in a field near his home when he inadvertently drove off an embankment and into the Wabash River. Mason and his front seat passenger, 33 year old Cody Meeks, were able to get out of the vehicle and swim to the embankment to get help. Kyle’s wife, 33 year old Breezie Mason, and Cody’s wife, 32 year old Meaghan Meeks, were not able to get out from the back seat area and drowned.
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 is to make his initial court appearance on May 21 in Knox County Circuit Court.