Minnetonka Man Charged in Woman’s Death on Cass Lake

Man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.125

A Minnetonka man has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the death of an Eden Prairie woman who was thrown from a boat on Cass Lake in northern Minnesota.

Authorities say 46-year-old Matthew Kinghorn had been drinking Saturday while driving the boat that carried his wife, 3-year-old son and 50-year-old Brenda Larson.

A criminal complaint says the boat was going 25 mph when it hit a wave, throwing the driver, his son and Larson overboard.

Nearby fishermen rescued Kinghorn and his son.

Larson was taken to shore a short time later, and she was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The complaint says a preliminary breath test showed Kinghorn had a blood-alcohol content of 0.125.

It was not immediately clear if Kinghorn has an attorney.

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