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Iowa man pleads not guilty to charges in death of bicyclist

Iowa man pleads not guilty to charges in death of bicyclist Photo: Cerro Gordo County jail.

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Updated: July 21, 2021 03:59 PM
Created: July 21, 2021 02:13 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to felony vehicular homicide and other counts in the June crash death of a bicyclist.

The Globe Gazette reports that 28-year-old Cody William Skiye has pleaded not guilty in Cerro Gordo County Court to homicide by vehicle while operating under the influence, as well as counts of making a false report to law enforcement, no insurance, and operating a motor vehicle too closely to a bicycle.

Police say Skiye already had one OWI conviction on his record when on June 5 he hit 62-year-old James Powell, who was on his bicycle.

Powell was rushed to a hospital, where he died six days later.

Skiye's trial has been set for Sept. 21.


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