A mother and one of her three small children were killed in a head-on crash over the weekend in the south metro, authorities said Tuesday.
The collision occurred Saturday morning on E. 80th Street near Bowman Avenue in Inver Grove Heights, said Deputy Police Chief Sean Folmar.
The mother, a 39-year-old from Inver Grove Heights, was heading east on 80th about 7:30 a.m., and “crossed into the westbound lane and caused the collision,” Folmar said.
The woman and a 5-year-old daughter died, Folmar said, while two other children ages 3 months and 3 years were hospitalized with injuries. Family has identified the mother as Kalgailal Jabril, and the daughter who died as Akilah.
Two people in the other vehicle were also injured and required hospitalization. Folmar said he didn’t know about the conditions of the four who survived.
Folmar said the occupants of both vehicles are all from Inver Grove Heights.