One of the survivors was underwater for several minutes. No one knows for sure how long 6-year-old Zarihana Rennie was submerged and trapped in the car, but she survived and will soon be leaving the hospital. You’ll be amazed by her progress.
I sat down with Zarihana’s mother, Shaniece Thompson, who is making sure her little girl gets better soon, while still mourning the loss of her 5-year-old daughter Zen’Avia, who was killed in the crash.
The driver behind the wheel that day, Marion Guerrido, was unlicensed. KARE 11 and MPR News found that there are more unlicensed or invalid drivers on Minnesota roads that you might think. We’ve spent weeks looking into this issue. Stay tuned for the story, which will air Feb. 4 on KARE 11, and Feb. 5 on MPR News.
Trisha Volpe is a reporter working jointly for MPR News and KARE TV. Trisha first joined Minnesota Public Radio’s media partner KARE in 2005. She earned her law degree in 2012 from William Mitchell College of Law. She returned to journalism in 2013 as an enterprise reporter to help lead a storytelling partnership between MPR News and KARE TV. As a reporter, Trisha has covered high profile criminal and civil cases as well as many other stories of both local and national significance. She also has a degree in journalism and political science from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Trisha lives in the east metro area with her family.