MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One person is dead and another is hospitalized after a vehicle drove off a bridge, landed below and caught on fire in north Minneapolis late Wednesday evening.

State Patrol said just after 10 p.m. a car was traveling north on Washington Avenue toward westbound 41st Avenue North when it lost control and went over the guard rail of the 41st Avenue bridge.

After crashing into the northbound lanes of I-94, the car started on fire.

Both the driver and passenger were pulled out of the car by police.

The driver, 31-year-old Floyd Douglas Cunningham from Minneapolis, was killed. The passenger, 37-year-old Lancha Robertson, was hospitalized with life threatening injuries.

State Patrol said both Cunningham and Robertson were wearing their seat belts, no alcohol was involved and that the road was dry at the time of the crash.

Comments (8)
  1. This car was traveling by my estimate 100 mph on Washington when they nearly sideswiped us.

  2. shenanigan1 says:

    Initial reports were that the passenger walked to the ambulance, but this story says she has life threatening injuries. It was reported also that the car plunged a hundred feet below to the pavement, but I’m not sure about that. Whatever it is, it’s a miracle anyone is alive right now.

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