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UPDATED - Two Oaktown Women Die After Humvee Lands In Wabash River
Updated February 6, 2018 8:45 AM | Filed under: Accident
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(KNOX CO.) - Two Oaktown women died around 1 a.m. Sunday after the Humvee they were riding in went off an embankment and into the Wabash River.

The autopsies on 33-year-old Breezie Mason and 32-year-old Meaghan Meeks, were conducted earlier Monday in Vincennes.

According to Knox County Coroner Brian Hagen, both women died of drowning.

The manner of death for both women has been ruled accidental. Toxicology reports are pending.

Police say 33-year-old Breezie Mason and 32-year-old Meaghan Meeks were four-wheeling with their husbands, Kyle and Cody, in a Knox County field at the time of the accident.

According to police, Kyle and Cody were able to get out of the vehicle and swim to the embankment, but their wives were not.

After the accident, police say the two men ran about 1.5 miles back to Kyle's home to get help, but the residence didn't have a telephone and the men's cell phones were in the river.

Cody then ran to a nearby home to call for help while Kyle went back to the scene.

Emergency crews arrived and located the vehicle, but due to a strong current, they had a difficult time removing it from the river.

Crews located both women when they pulled the vehicle to the surface at about 10:30 a.m.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. No foul play is suspected.



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