Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

Minneapolis Fatal Protest Crash

PHOTO: Woman killed after car drives into protesters in Minneapolis, Photo Date: Jun 14, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police and witnesses say a woman was killed and three other people were injured when an SUV struck a parked car and tossed it into demonstrators during a protest in Minneapolis.

Police say the suspect was pulled from his SUV by protesters after the 11:39 p.m. Sunday crash in the Uptown neighborhood, was taken into custody and was being treated for injuries. Police say drugs or alcohol may have been a factor.

The Star Tribune reports that Garrett Knajdek said his sister, Deona M. Knajdek, of Minneapolis, was the protester who was killed.

There have been ongoing protests in Uptown since the shooting June 3 of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a 32-year-old Black man and father of three, by members of a federal U.S. Marshals Service task force.

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