BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (FOX 9) - Authorities are investigating after a crash left a 1-year-old child dead and five others injured early Sunday morning in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
According to the state patrol, at about 2:30 a.m., a Ford Explorer was traveling north on Dupont Avenue when it struck the barrier and flipped over the fence, landing in the lanes of Eastbound I-94 below.
The driver, a 25-year-old man, suffered non-life threatening injuries along with four other passengers - three of them children. A 1-year-old boy died in the crash.
Officials say alcohol was a factor in the crash.
According to Hennepin County jail records, the driver of the vehicle was booked on criminal vehicular homicide charges short after 7 a.m.