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Document indicates possible cause of pond crash that killed 2 children

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An application for a search warrant has revealed the possible cause of the crash into a St. Louis Park retention pond last month that killed two children and injured three others, the Pioneer Press reported.

In the application by the Minnesota State Patrol filed in Hennepin County, a preliminary investigation by an accident reconstruction specialist at the scene of the crash indicated an "overcorrection" on the roadway by the driver.

Despite the preliminary investigation, a spokesman with the State Patrol said the final accident report is weeks away.

Also requested in the application is permission to recover the sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) from the car involved in the crash. The Pioneer Press said the SDM is like a "black box" module that records data in an airplane. An official wrote in the application that the device "may help in determining accident causational factors."

Zenavia Rennie, 5, and Alarious Coleman-Guerrido, 7, drowned Nov. 21 when a car driven by Marion Guerrido, 23, went off the roadway and dropped down an embankment and into a 9-foot-deep pond at the intersection of state Highways 7 and 100.

Marion Guerrido is the mother of three of children involved in the crash, including Alarious Coleman-Guerrido. The woman's boyfriend, Julius Rennie, 24, is the father of Zenavia Rennie.

The other children in the car, Aliyana Rennie, 1, Amani Coleman-Guerrido, 5, and Zarihana Rennie, 6, were all hospitalized. They have made "lots of improvements the past two days," a relative wrote on a Caring Bridge web page over the weekend, according to the Pioneer Press.

KARE 11 reported that Zenavia Rennie's funeral will be held Saturday in Minneapolis. Funeral information for Coleman-Guerrido is expected to be released soon.

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