Complaint: Suspect “Didn’t Want To” Stop in Robbinsdale Crash That Killed Mother of Two
Four felony charges were filed Wednesday in a Robbinsdale crash that killed a Crystal mother of two and seriously injured her husband.
Quintin Hudson, 20, of Minneapolis is charged with fleeing police resulting in death and fleeing police resulting in great bodily harm. Hudson is also charged with criminal vehicular operation and criminal vehicular homicide.
According to the criminal complaint, Hudson was driving a Tesla and “rapidly accelerated” when an officer tried to pull him over speeding. The suspect was wearing a “ninja-style face mask,” police said. The pursuit lasted 17 seconds when the officer called it off.
The complaint says Hudson went through a stop sign and was traveling at speeds up to 90 miles per hour when he broadsided a minivan at the intersection of 36th and Orchard avenues north. When the officer asked why he didn’t stop, Hudson replied he “didn’t want to,” the complaint said.
The crash at just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8, killed 34-year-old Emily Gerding and seriously injured her husband, John Gerding, who remains hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury and multiple broken bones.
Both worked as special education teachers in the Anoka-Hennepin School District. A GoFundMe page started for the family says the couple has two small children, ages 2 and 6. The girls were not in the minivan at the time of the crash. The family has received an outpouring of support to help with medical bills and their children’s future.
Additionally, the complaint notes that toxicology results are pending. A search of the suspect and vehicle located $4,000 in cash and various debit and credit cards other than Hudson’s name or the owner of the Tesla. Various checks made out to other people were also found in the vehicle.
Hudson is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday.