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KALISPELL - A man is accused of being responsible for the deaths of a mother and daughter in a crash on July 4.

Mason David Drake, 23, is facing two charges of vehicular homicide while under the influence. 

Charging documents say Drake was intoxicated that night while driving a red Chevy pickup that crossed the center line and hit a Ford pickup.

Alice Barten, 59, and her daughter Katie Barten, 31, died in the wreck.

Documents say charges were filed Oct. 7 after results of a blood test showed Drake's blood alcohol level at .136 after the crash.

Drake's bail is set at $500,000.

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