MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 1-year-old boy is dead after the car he was in toppled over the side of a Twin Cities interstate overpass early Sunday morning.
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 25-year-old man was driving north on Dupont Avenue over Interstate 94 in Brooklyn Center at about 2:30 a.m. when his vehicle hit the barrier and flipped onto the highway below.
Sharonda McMorris, the 25-year-old mother who was also in the car, told WCCO Sunday that she’s now figuring out how she’s going to bury her toddler. Three other children — a 9-year-old boy, 9-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy — were also involved in the crash. They were all injured, but are expected to survive.
The state patrol believes alcohol was a factor in the crash. The driver is in custody at the Hennepin County Jail, awaiting possible criminal vehicular homicide charges.
WCCO-TV does not typically name people arrested until they are formally charged with a crime.
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