Three dead after a fleeing suspect crashes into vehicle

by Shannon Lee
A Minneapolis woman and her two sons were killed early Sunday morning when a suspect who was fleeing a state trooper in a stolen vehicle crashed into their car.
The suspect, Rufus Onel Victor, 29, fled the accident scene and was later found hiding along nearby railroad tracks by a state trooper, according to the Star Tribune.
Amanda Thomas and her son Andre, 12, were killed instantly. Her 3-month-old son Akeron died shortly after.
Witness Cynthia Haynes told KSTP she saw a child fly out of the car and that all victims appeared dead.
Victor's records show a criminal history that includes burglary, receiving stolen property, car theft and driving without a license, reported the Star Tribune.
Victor's sister, Renata Wesley, told the Star Tribune her brother "wanted to change his life" and never meant to kill anyone.

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