Charges: Minneapolis teen slammed into truck at 80 mph, killing 3 people

The crash happened on Cedar Avenue in south Minneapolis.
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An 18-year-old from Minneapolis has been charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide after crashing into a truck and killing three people inside. 

The crash happened around 1:15 a.m. Sunday on Cedar Avenue and 35th Street in south Minneapolis after 18-year-old Dayquan Hodge fled state troopers attempting to pull him over, having spotted him earlier in a stolen vehicle. 

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman on Wednesday said Hodge was driving at least 80 mph when he crashed into the truck at the intersection near Matt's Bar. 

Kimberly Gunderson, 48, of Minneapolis and Kenneth Carpentier, 64, and Sheryl Carpentier, 65, of Bullhead City, Arizona, were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Four teens in the vehicle with Hodge were injured. One passenger remains intubated and is in critical condition while other passengers suffered injuries ranging from broken legs and facial trauma to other minor injuries. Hodge has been charged with four counts of criminal vehicular operation in connection to their injuries. 

None of the passengers in the stolen vehicle were wearing seat belts, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The criminal complaint says pursuit of Hodge began after Hodge turned right on Cedar Avenue off of the Hiawatha Avenue exit. As soon as troopers activated their police lights Hodge sped away, reaching speeds between 80-90 mph, blowing through two red lights before troopers backed off and allowed a State Patrol helicopter to keep eyes on him. 

Freeman plans to push for a higher sentence on Hodge because he nearly struck other vehicles and didn't have a license or insurance. 

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