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Mason City man pleads not guilty to charges in death of bicyclist

Cody William Skiye, 28, of Mason City.
Cody William Skiye, 28, of Mason City.(Courtesy: Cerro Gordo County Jail)
Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 2:34 PM CDT
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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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