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UPDATED: Bicyclist killed in Rock County

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LUVERNE - Formal charges were filed early Wednesday morning in Rock County District Court against the Brandon, S.D., man who killed Andrea Boeve, 33, of Steen, on Monday when she was riding her bicycle with her children.

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Christopher Weber, 25, is charged with one felony and one gross misdemeanor count of criminal vehicular homicide or operation.

Authorities say Weber was driving east on Minnesota Highway 270 near Steen just before noon Monday when he hit Boeve. Boeve was riding a bike on the side of the highway with her children in a bike trailer. Boeve was killed and her children were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to court documents, Weber was distracted by his phone when he hit Boeve.

Weber will be in court in Rock County at 1:30 p.m. today.

For the full story check out tomorrow’s edition of the Daily Globe.

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Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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