Charges upgraded in boy's death on Chisago Lake

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CHISAGO CITY, Minn. (AP) -- A man accused of operating his snowmobile while drunk and striking an 8-year-old boy on a Chisago County lake is facing new charges because the child has died.

Forty-five-year-old Eric Coleman is now facing criminal vehicular homicide, criminal vehicular operation and drunken driving. Alan Geisenkoetter Jr., of Wyoming, died Wednesday night at the hospital. The second-grader was critically injured a week ago when he was struck and dragged by a snowmobile on Chisago Lake where he was going ice fishing with his family.

Coleman also faced drunken driving charges in Anoka County filed in November.

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