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Woman faces misdemeanor charges for pond crash that killed 2 children

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A Brooklyn Center woman whose car slid off a highway ramp and into a St. Louis Park holding pond, killing two of the five children in the vehicle, faces three misdemeanor charges in connection with the November accident.

Marion Guerrido, 23, had only a learner's permit at the time of the accident. She was charged Tuesday with violating the requirements of that permit since she didn't have a licensed driver in the vehicle with her, FOX 9 reports.

She was also charged with driving without insurance, the Star Tribune reports. Both are punishable by up to 90 days in jail, a $1,000 fine, or both. The third charge is a petty misdemeanor for failing to properly use child-restraint systems, which carries an $80 fine.

Prosecutors declined to file felony charges against Guerrido in March, after investigating the accident and finding that she was not speeding, did not have drugs or alcohol in her system and was not on her cell phone at the time. Instead, investigators say she overcorrected and spun out.

The accident happened on Nov. 21, when the car Guerrido was driving slid off a ramp at the intersection of Hwy. 100 and Hwy. 7, and went into the holding pond. Guerrido was able to get out of the car as it was sinking and call for help. The children were in the submerged car for 30-45 minutes before they could be removed.

Alarious Guerrido, 7, and Zenavia Rennie, 5, died shortly after they were taken out of the car. The three other children have since recovered. Guerrido is the mother of Alarious and two of the surviving children.

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