Child killed in pond crash laid to rest Saturday, second funeral Sunday

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A funeral was held on Saturday for one of the two children who died after the car they were in crashed into a St. Louis Park retention pond.

KARE reported that the funeral for 5-year-old Zenavia Rennie was held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis. The child's obituary published in the Star Tribune, noted that she had attended Odyssey Academy in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota where she was a kindergartener. The Sun-Post talked to the child's teacher, Robbyn Engelhardt, who remembered the girl for her fun and energetic personality.

“She was really playful and a really good friend to all the students in our class,” Engelhardt said.

Alarious Coleman-Guerrido, who was seven, also died in the crash on Nov. 21. Coleman-Guerrido will be laid to rest on Sunday. He had also attended Odyssey Academy where he was a second-grader.

“It’s devastating to us,” said Odyssey Academy Executive Director John Sedey told the newspaper. “As much as you plan for crisis … it’s not like a fire drill, you can’t prepare for things like this. I’ve just never experienced anything this tragic.”

The three other children who were rescued from the vehicle and survived the crash are still in the hospital where they are recovering. Amani Coleman-Guerrido, 5, was able to leave the intensive care unit earlier this week and has started physical therapy. Family attorney Rick Petry said that Aliyana Rennie, 1, and Zarihana Rennie, 6, also are showing signs of improvement.

Marion Guerrido, the woman driving at the time of the crash and the mother of two of the children, also survived. Preliminary accident reports suggest the cause of the incident may have been an “overcorrection” on the roadway by the driver. A spokesman with the State Patrol said the final accident report is weeks away.

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