Tishomingo man indicted in deaths of motorcyclists

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A Tishomingo man has been indicted on four counts in connection to a fatal wreck on the Natchez Trace.

Officials said Wednesday that Donnie Sartain, 49, was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of driving under the influence resulting in death, and two counts of negligent homicide/manslaughter.

Sartain’s charges stem from a wreck on Aug. 6, when officials say he crossed the center line on the Natchez Trace in Prentiss County and struck a motorcycle, killing Gerard Nasult and Pauline Demeres, both 56, of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

The accident happened near milepost 289 north of the Pharr Mounds.

Sartain was arrested on the scene for suspicion of DUI and was charged with such the next day.

A trial date for Sartain has not been set.

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