- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man will be in federal court Oct. 30 to change his plea in the deaths of two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace.

The motion for a change of plea was filed Monday in federal court in Oxford.

Donnie Sartain of Tishomingo was indicted in August 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 authorities say his truck 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.

Prosecutors say Sartain was impaired at the time of the accident.

Sartain had been scheduled for trial Dec. 15.

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