Children OK After Car Crash in Downtown Duluth

Posted at: 12/02/2012 11:08 PM
Updated at: 12/03/2012 11:08 PM
By: Zach Hammer

An SUV carrying three children passengers crashed in downtown Duluth, damaging three street lights and a US Postal Service mailbox.

Duluth police say a Ford Explorer went off the road on the 400 block of West Superior St. just after 7:15 Sunday night.

Police say the driver was a 27-year-old Superior man and was taken into custody on charges of 5th degree possession of a controlled substance, a $2,000 outstanding felony warrant, and child endangerment. Three children, ages 6, 9, and 11 were in the vehicle, along with the man's 26-year-old girlfriend.

Monday, Duluth Police Department Public Information Officer Jim Hansen said the man was only booked for the warrant. The others charges are pending test results from the BCA.

Hansen said it was "amazing" that neither pedestrians nor passengers were injured in the accident.

Hansen also said that the accident caused a "felony amount of damage," and that there may be more charges.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.