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Man Who Drove Across Kettle River, Killing Passenger Pleads Guilty

Court documents say 43-year-old Preston Prokasky drove across the Kettle River in September while using methamphetamine. Court documents say 43-year-old Preston Prokasky drove across the Kettle River in September while using methamphetamine. |  Photo: Pine Co. Sheriff's Office

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Updated: January 27, 2020 04:48 PM

A Willow River man who drove across a Pine County river, killing his passenger has pleaded guilty to one count of felony Criminal Vehicular Homicide.

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Court documents say 43-year-old Preston Prokasky drove across the Kettle River in September while using methamphetamine.

Related: Pine Co. Man Accused of Deliberately Driving into River, Killing Passenger

The body of his passenger, Eugene Oestreich was found inside the car in about 14 feet of water.

Prokasky is now set to be sentenced on April 7.

If convicted, he could face a maximum of ten years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine.

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