Hunt on for driver who crashed on I-94, left one passenger dead, other badly hurt

September 17, 2018

Authorities are still looking for a driver who crashed an SUV on a Minneapolis freeway and fled the scene, leaving one passenger dead and another critically injured, authorities said.

The rollover occurred about 2:15 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 94 near N. 4th Street, according to the State Patrol.

The motorists identity is still unknown, the patrol said in a statement issued Monday afternoon.

Kimel M. Sykes, 57, of Minneapolis, died at the scene after being thrown from the SUV, the patrol said. Sykes did not have on a seat belt.

David J. Bryant, 37, of Minneapolis, was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, the patrol added.

The SUV was heading toward downtown when it veered off of the roadway to the right for an unknown reason, the patrol statement read.

Paul Walsh 612-673-4482

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