Pregnant woman killed, 3 injured in Minneapolis crash

Published 6:53 pm Friday, October 18, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS — Police said a pregnant woman was killed and three others were injured when a speeding vehicle hit a minivan and several other vehicles in Minneapolis.

Authorities said police and fire department personnel worked for nearly an hour to extricate the woman, who was eight months pregnant, from the minivan Thursday about 11 p.m. Police said she and her unborn child died before she could be removed.

Investigators said an SUV was going the wrong way on a one-way street when it struck a parked vehicle and sped away, striking the minivan and several other vehicles.

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The driver of the minivan and the two occupants from the striking SUV are hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said drug use and speed are possible factors in the crash.