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Driver charged in car surfing death

Published On: Dec 04 2012 08:28:37 AM CST
SIREN, Wis. -

A Minnesota man is charged with three felonies following a car surfing death in Wisconsin.

Prosecutors in Burnett County said Cole Fohrenkamm, 21, of St. Paul, was driving the car from which a friend fell last August near Danbury. Shawn Swanson, 21, died the day after he and another man climbed on top of the car to `surf.' Swanson suffered a severe head injury when he hit the road.

A criminal complaint stated Fohrenkamm admitted to authorities that he had been drinking earlier in the day and was driving the car from which Swanson fell.

Charges against Fohrenkamm include homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. The Duluth News Tribune reported Fohrenkamm is scheduled to appear in Burnett County Circuit Court Dec. 19.

A call to Fohrenkamm for comment indicated his phone number has been temporarily disconnected.

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