A 1-year-old boy was killed and three children were hurt early Sunday when a suspected drunken driver flipped over barrier fencing in Brooklyn Center and fell onto Interstate 94 below.
The State Patrol reported that Hakeem Olajuwan Miller, 25, of Minneapolis, was driving a Ford Explorer north on Dupont Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when he struck the barrier and flipped over the fence, landing in the lanes of the freeway.
A 1-year-old boy was killed while three other children — ages 9, 9 and 5 — were taken to North Memorial Health Hospital along with Miller and 25-year-old passenger Sharonda Desinee McMorris. None of the injuries are life-threatening, according to the State Patrol. The three children were wearing seat belts, but it's unclear whether the infant was properly restrained. The fatal crash "involved an unbelted/unrestrained occupant," according to the patrol, but the agency said it's unknown if the two adults were using seat belts.
Miller was arrested and booked in Hennepin County jail on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide.
Kim Hyatt • 612-673-4751