1-year-old boy dies when SUV crashes onto Twin Cities freeway; driver arrested

A 1-year-old boy died and five other people were injured after an SUV crashed off a bridge and landed on a Twin Cities freeway early Sunday.

The driver of the SUV, a 25-year-old Minneapolis man, was arrested on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide. The State Patrol said alcohol was a factor in the crash, which according to authorities did not involve any other vehicles.

The Patrol reported the crash happened just before 2:30 a.m. at the Dupont Avenue bridge over Interstate 94 in Brooklyn Center.

According to the Patrol, the 2003 Ford Explorer was traveling north on Dupont when it hit a barrier and flipped over fencing, landing in the eastbound lanes of I-94.

Authorities said a toddler died; the driver and four other passengers — including three children — were injured. The Patrol said their injuries were not life-threatening.

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