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Driver in fatal St. Louis Park pond crash sentenced to 30 days in workhouse


The mother who last year crashed her car into a St. Louis Park retaining pond, killing two of the five children inside, was sentenced to 30 days in a workhouse by the city attorney's office, according to reports.

Marion Guerrido, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of not having a valid driver's license and not having a child in a restraint system, the Star Tribune reports. A third misdemeanor charge was dropped.

She will also be on probation for a year, KSTP notes.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced last March that Guerrido wouldn't face felony charges because the investigation revealed she wasn't speeding, she didn't have drugs or alcohol in her system and she hadn't been on her cellphone.

“This is a horrible, horrible tragedy and there is nothing the criminal justice system can or should do about it,” Hennepin county Attorney Mike Freeman said at the time.

Guerrido was driving on the Highway 100 ramp at Highway 7 on Nov. 21, 2013, when she lost control and plunged into the retaining pond. Alarious Guerrido, 7, and Zenavia Rennie, 5, died in the crash.

One survivor recovering

Last month, nearly a year after the incident, WCCO did a story about one of the survivors, Zarihana Rennie. Her mother, Shaniece Thompson, told the station Zarihana had complete liver failure, internal bleeding and swelling.

The family is trying to raise money to cover the expensive medical costs. You can donate through this GoFundMe page.

The now-7-year-old is doing much better now, and doesn't like to talk about the crash, but does draw pictures, WCCO reported.

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