Driver crashes protesters in Minneapolis, woman ends up dead

Driver crashes protesters in Minneapolis, woman ends up dead

A woman died after a car rammed into a crowd of protesters in Minneapolis Sunday night, according to authorities.

Two other people were hospitalized, including one who suffered non-life-threatening injuries and another who suffered a medical emergency, Minneapolis police said without revealing their identities.

Police said the incident occurred around 11:39 p.m. and was captured on camera near West Lake Street and Girard Avenue South. The car was traveling east on Lake Street before hitting the protesters.

The driver was pulled from the car by protesters, according to eyewitness reports, and it was learned that when the officers arrived, they detained the driver. His identity was also not released and it was learned that he received medical attention for injuries.

According to NBC News, a man at the scene said in a live-streamed video posted on Facebook that people were on the street when the car sped up, knocked over several garbage cans and collided with another car which in turn struck a woman.

The video also showed people on the street handing over a white man to police. A preliminary investigation suggests the driver may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said. However, the incident remains under investigation and the exact cause of the attack has yet to be determined.

The Uptown neighborhood has been the scene of several protests since Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a 32-year-old black man, was shot and killed by authorities last week.

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