More details are being released regarding the investigation into a St. Louis Park accident that left five kids stuck in a car underwater for as long as 40 minutes. Two of those kids died and three others remain hospitalized.
The sun was not yet up on Thursday morning when the call came into St Louis Park Police Department. Officer Aaron Trant was among those first on the scene. His first reaction was to jump in and try to save the children.
Driving south on Highway 100 at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, I heard WCCO-AM’s Steve Murphy reporting on a horrific accident. A car was submerged, people trapped inside. I didn’t hear the location. I remember thinking it was likely somewhere by Lake Minnetonka. Suddenly at St. Louis Park traffic slowed, and I saw an ambulance racing with lights and sirens on in the northbound lane.
The State Patrol says 5-year-old Zenavia Rennie died Thursday night. Family attorney Rick Petry says 7-year-old Alarious Coleman-Guerrido also died Thursday night.
Two children have died after being trapped in a car underwater anywhere from 25 to 45 minutes in a holding pond following a crash in St. Louis Park Thursday morning.
If you’re heading out Saturday morning, start planning your detour. Some big freeway closures will likely cause backups and headaches. In the New Brighton/Shoreview area, eastbound Interstate 694 between I-35W and Lexington Avenue is closed. And in Bloomington, I-494 eastbound is closed between Highway 100 and 35W.
There are three potential headaches awaiting motorists in the metro this weekend. A section of Highway 62 — between Highway 100 and 35W — is closed in both directions for the weekend, as crews are demolishing the Penn Avenue Bridge. The closure will last until 5 Monday morning, and detours are posted.
Traffic restrictions are slated to begin Monday night on westbound Interstate-694 between East River Road and Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center, the Department of Transportation says. The restrictions were supposed to set in Sunday night, but equipment problems prompted a delay.
When the weather warms up, you know two things are on the horizon: Mosquitos and construction. Both are on target to begin soon.
It’s the beginning of road closure time in the Twin Cities. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., expect delays both directions on I-494 between Highway 100 and Penn Avenue.
A level 3 sex offender will relocate from Golden Valley to Minneapolis, according to Minneapolis Police.
Another summer weekend means another set of closures as the Minnesota Department of Transportation continues to work on Twin Cities roads.
Motorists in the Twin Cities will need to find their way around a few closures in the coming days.
A Plymouth, Minn. woman was arrested after being caught allegedly driving while intoxicated with two children in the back seat of her vehicle.
A full closure of Highway 169 is scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 17-20, MNDoT said.