Robbinsdale Teen Killed in Brooklyn Center Crash, Alcohol Suspected
Authorities Identify Teen Killed in Brooklyn Center Parking Lot Crash, Alcohol a Likely Factor
Authorities have identified a teenager who died in a vehicle crash early Sunday morning in a Brooklyn Center parking lot.
Keyaries Benford, 15, of Robbinsdale, died when the vehicle he was in rolled just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 5900 block of Brooklyn Boulevard, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner announced. The crash happened in the south parking lot of CAPI USA, a nonprofit that serves the basic needs of immigrants and refugees.
When Brooklyn Center officers arrived on scene, they located a car on its side and badly damaged. Police found the teen partially ejected out of the back passenger window of the vehicle. Officers tried to pull him out, but the vehicle was so unsteady it almost rolled over on the officers. North Memorial Health ambulance first responders pronounced the teen dead at the scene.
Brooklyn Center police detectives later located two adults with significant injuries who are believed to have been in the vehicle at the time of the crash. While the investigation is ongoing, police say they are working to submit their findings for possible criminal vehicular homicide charges to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. In a press release to CCX News, Brooklyn Center police say it is “strongly suspected that alcohol played a role in this fatal one car crash.”
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