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Criminal charges against a Burlington, Iowa man involved in a deadly boating accident on the Mississippi River last year have been dismissed.

The Des Moines County attorney's office says the state couldn't prove the charges against 22-year-old Douglas Metcalf beyond a reasonable doubt.

Authorities said Metcalf and another man were shuttling people in jon boats while drunk in May 2012, when they crashed head-on, killing four people.

Charges against the other man were also dropped.

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