Injured daughter to attend funeral for mom killed on bike ride

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One of the children injured when a truck hit and killed her mother as they biked along a southwest Minnesota road will be able to attend her mom's funeral, the St. Cloud Times reports.

Claire Boeve, 4, was hospitalized with a punctured lung and broken rib following the collision that killed her mother, 33-year-old Andrea Boeve, and injured her other sister, 1-year-old Mallorie Boeve.

Andrea Boeve, of Steen, died June 30 while bicycling along Highway 270 in Rock County with her two daughters. The woman was pulling the girls in a bike trailer when she was struck by a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck.

The Times says the funeral service was delayed until Saturday so the recovering Claire would be able to attend.

Boeve's funeral is set for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the American Church in Luverne. Such large crowds are expected, it had to be moved from the woman's home church (the Reformed Church of Steen) to a larger site, the Times reports. Boeve's minister, Rev. Dan Kuik, says the church in Luverne has overflow seating and the ability to livestream the funeral service.

The man authorities say was driving of the truck, 25-year-old Christopher Weber, of South Dakota, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the case, the Argus Leader says. A criminal complaint says Weber was on his cellphone and navigating his bank's automated phone system when the accident took place.

Meanwhile, a second family fund has been set up to benefit Boeve's daughters and her husband, Matt, the Leader also reports.

The newspaper says residents from Boeve's hometown of Salem, South Dakota, set up a fund through First Dakota National Bank as an alternative to those who don't have the means to contribute to online fund set up at the crowdfunding site GoFundMe.com.

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