Family mourns north Minneapolis crash victim, Blaine woman charged
MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - A 47-year-old woman accused of killing two people in a crash Friday in north Minneapolis will maker her first court appearance Thursday.
Michele Reimann of Blaine, Minnesota, is out of the hospital and in jail after the rollover crash that killed 40-year-old Terrence Odom and Reimann’s passenger, 52-year-old Felicia Dominique Cook of Minneapolis.
Odom was simply standing by his car when Reimann allegedly barreled through the alley at a high rate of speed, lost control, hit him and rolled. The horrific outcome is still so surreal to those who loved Terrence.
“I can’t be a praying man and have faith in god and not have forgiveness. It’s not there yet, but I am working on it,” Odom’s brother Terrell said.
The crash happened only two days before Father’s Day, leaving Terrence Odom’s two young sons without a dad. They spent the day with their uncles instead.
“You talk about a 10-year-old and a seven-year-old… trying to get them to really process this is not something that’s gonna come easily,” Terrell said.
Reimann has a long history of DWI’s on her driving record, and in the current criminal complaint, she admits to using alcohol and cocaine before the crash. But despite several witnesses saying she was the driver, Reimann denies she was behind the wheel.
“My one big pressing question is why was this young lady still on the street?” Terrell asked.
Reimann is charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of criminal vehicular operation for injuring a third person.