Muncie teen dead following Friday morning moped crash

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MUNCIE, Ind. (July 11, 2015) -- A teen from Muncie is dead after an accused drunk driver hit the moped he, and his cousin, were riding on. The crash happened early Friday morning on West Cornbread Road, between South Hoyt Avenue and South Tillotson Avenue. Kore Konkle and Mason Wolfe were as close as brothers. Konkle is hurting enough from the injuries he suffered in the crash, but Mason's death just adds to it.

"I've known him since he was born, we've been through thick and thin together," Konkle said.

Wolfe's mother, Kristin, says her son was always smiling and made the best of every situation. Kristin, and Charles Wolfe, are trying to figure out what's next after taking their son Mason, 18, off of a ventilator. Police say he and Konkle were on a moped at 3 a.m. Friday. A white Buick, driven by Benjamin Brand, 23, hit the moped throwing Konkle and Wolfe off.

"I remember hitting, and then rolling off the car and hitting the pavement," Konkle recalled. "I just jumped up and I was trying to find him."

While bleeding and with broken bones, Konkle said he used Brand's phone to call 911 and started CPR on his cousin Mason.

"I did it with the operator and she helped me out, just told me how to do it," Konkle said.

Both Wolfe and Konkle were taken to the hospital, but Wolfe was brain dead. He was kept on life support until his organs could be donated.

"He was a good person, and I'm gonna miss him," said Charles Wolfe, Mason's father.

Konkle has road burn, broken bones and a black eye. As for Brand, the driver of the car, police say his blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit. He faces charges of OWI causing death and OWI causing serious bodily injury.

Mason is giving other people a second chance at life. His heart, liver, and two kidneys all went to patients at hospitals here in Indiana. His family is hoping to meet one of the recipients soon.

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