Patrol: 2nd Child Dies After Car Crashes into Minn. Pond

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE: Fri 11:02 AM, Nov. 22, 2013

According to WCCO-TV, a second child has died after being trapped in a car submerged in a Minneapolis area pond.

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.

UPDATE: Fri 9:56 AM, Nov. 22, 2013

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota State Patrol says one of five children rescued after being trapped in a submerged car in suburban Minneapolis has died.

The patrol announced on its website that 5-year-old Zenavia C. Rennie of Brooklyn Center died Thursday. She was one of five children rescued earlier in the day from a car that veered off a highway ramp and into a frigid pond.

The car was under water for up to 45 minutes.

St. Louis Park city spokesman Jamie Zwilling said the children were unconscious and unresponsive when pulled from the vehicle.

The driver of the car was the mother of some of the children and stepmother to the others. She made it out on her own. One witness described seeing her in the pond, screaming for help.

ORIGINAL STORY: Thurs 10:13 AM, Nov. 21, 2013

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities say five children are being treated at Minneapolis-area hospitals after a car plunged off a highway ramp and into a holding pond.

The crash happened Thursday during the early-morning rush hour in St. Louis Park, a western Minneapolis suburb.

Highway Patrol spokesman Eric Roeske says he doesn't have updated conditions on the children.

City spokeswoman Jamie Zwilling said earlier Thursday the children were unresponsive when they were pulled from the car. Two of the children are 5 years old; the others are 1, 6 and 7.

Roeske says the 23-year-old woman driving the car is in stable condition. She got out on her own.

The accident happened shortly after 6 a.m. when roads were wet, but not icy.

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