3 brothers and sisters hurt, 1 critically, in Minnesota, children’s playground crash

MINNEAPOLIS – in A non-licensed driver being chased by state troopers plowed into Minneapolis children’s playground, injuring three young siblings, one of them critically, authorities said.

State troopers tried to stop the 27-year-old Kabaar Powell, Richfield, for speeding on Interstate 94 on Monday, but he tried to flee, authorities said. He eventually got on the road, tore through tennis courts and hit in the playground in the near of the Jenny Lind Elementary School on the city’s north side, hitting young Kayden, Konnor and Lillianna Peltier element and comes to a stop, tangled in a swing, ” she said.

Powell remained jailed without bail Tuesday on suspicion of criminal vehicle operation and fleeing from the police. The prison records are not a lawyer for him. The Hennepin County attorney’s office received an extension until noon Wednesday to charge or release him.

The children’s aunt, Devin Brinkley, said a 2-year-old Kayden was in critical condition on the way to the surgery at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale on Monday night. She said Lillianna, 4, was in stable condition with bleeding in the brain, and that Konnor, 3, traumatized, but had minor injuries.

“My sister and her husband was there and watched his children run over by a car. I can’t imagine. I can’t even imagine how I would feel,” Brinkley said.

She said that her sister, nicolle Peltier, was the taking of a test in the school, while her husband, Kyle, watched the children play outside. The family lives in St. Paul.

“To take them to the park and this is happening to them? Oh lord. I can’t imagine,” said the grandmother, Diana Peltier.

North Memorial spokeswoman Trudy Marshall said Tuesday that the hospital not release the children of the terms.

State Patrol Capt. Jason Bartell said at a press conference on Monday that the two troopers suffered minor injuries during the capture of Powell after he tried to run, and that a gun was found in his car.

He said the troopers followed the agency’s chase protocols, although he did not go into detail about how they led the chase.

The agency guidelines state that a pursuit must be discontinued when there is a “clear and unreasonable hazard” for the trooper, fleeing motorist or other people. The guidelines also say troopers have to give “strong and continuous attention” to a cessation of hunting, if the underlying violation is a misdemeanor or non-violent crime and it is possible to identify the suspect and arrest him later.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Doug Neville said Powell does not have a valid driver’s license since 2014. In 2015, Powell was convicted for driving with a suspended license, and he has previous convictions dating back to 2010 for speeding and twice for not having the correct type of license.


An earlier version of this story was corrected to indicate that Devin Brinkley is a woman, not a man.

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