Mother of girl who died in pond crash gave birth prematurely after learning of child's fate

Categories: Tragedy
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Photos via Daily Mail
Guerrido (left) had five kids in her car at the time of the crash; Thompson (right) is the mother of two of them.
Shaniece Thompson, 25, is the mother of two of the children who ended up submerged in a St. Louis Park pond following a crash Thursday morning -- five-year-old Zenavia Rennie, who died, and and six-year-old Zarihana Rennie, who remains hospitalized and is reported to be unresponsive.

THE BACKSTORY: Five kids spent 20 minutes in St. Louis Park pond after car veered off highway

WCCO reports that Thompson gave birth prematurely after she learned her children were involved in the tragic accident.

According to the Daily Mail, Thompson, who was just 32 weeks pregnant, gave birth to a daughter named Dream. She's currently in neo-natal intensive care.

"My body is numb because, it's like, you hear, 'Oh, I'm sorry for your loss... congrats on a new baby,'" Thompson told 'CCO. "I look at pictures in my phone and I'm just like, 'This really cannot be happening right now.'"

"I could have been there to let them know 'I'm here,' you know. We fight for each other, you know," Thompson said. "So maybe, if she heard my voice or something she would have, you know, fought harder or something different could have came out."

The Pontiac sedan that wound up in the pond near the ramp at the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 100 was driven by 23-year-old Marion Guerrido. Guerrido, who doesn't have a driver's license, is the mother of the other three children who were in the car, including the second one who died as a result of the accident, seven-year-old Alarious Coleman-Guerrido.

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Photos via Daily Mail
Zenavia (left) and Alarious (right) died as a result of the crash.

The Star Tribune reports that the remaining children involved in the crash are still hospitalized but improving.

Asked about Guerrido, Thompson told 'CCO she's "angry about the fact she was driving without a license. I'm angry at the fact she put all those kids in a small car."

"I want her to tell me what happened. She's the one who witnessed my children's last breath," Thompson continued. "I would like to know really what happened."

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31 comments
nisahstar
nisahstar

SMDH at some of these comments. You people are so ignorant and inconsiderate. 2 children lost their lives and all you people care about is whose tax dollars these 2 women are living off of.... wow grow the fuck up. Either way it goes its still a sad situation. Fuckin pathetic ass people 

TheConservativeJerk
TheConservativeJerk topcommenter

The first of the first responders did not get into the water.  They waited for those with water rescue suits.  5+ min wasted. 

Erick Thomas
Erick Thomas

This is Darwin at work. You should not feel bad she contributed nothing to this planet other than breeding. She couldn't survive on her own, yet she still decided not to use adoption or abortion and kept it herself.

Peter Gilliam
Peter Gilliam

Babies having babies . I wonder where the fathers might have been ?

Jemia Michaud
Jemia Michaud

How do u kno that what if she works ur just being one minded

Marissa Lynn Flood
Marissa Lynn Flood

They're both living off my tax dollars. No sympathy...close your legs

Kirk Bednarchuk
Kirk Bednarchuk

Why didn't this girl try to save her kids, she was standing on top of the car, while her children were drowning, I think I'd be in that water quicker than shit.

Don Eaton
Don Eaton

Then the "law" is gonna charge her. I think everyone should rally for this family and tell the "law" to back the fuck off. She's lost enough. Leave her alone. Just because you don't have a license doesn't mean you don't know how to drive. They say "we're not sure if they were in car seats. Really?? Does that matter now, no. Just take care of them and let them figure out how to move on in life. The "law" needs to back off.

Catherine Carey
Catherine Carey

A totally preventable tragedy. It makes me angry that these children's lives were lost because their mothers (note the plural) risked their lives by putting an illegal and likely incompetent driver behind the wheel.

Karin Odell
Karin Odell

So sad, my thoughts are with these families.

Debbie Penland
Debbie Penland

So sad for both of them god takes alife and new life is given my prayers to the whole family

Summer Kinn
Summer Kinn

Yea and the mother that was driving was one of the nicest people that you would meet.

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

@just_because: "What does the mothers' ages, or marital status have to do with this situation?? "   Really, you can't figure this out.  Talk about irresponsible, pumping out kids at 16?  Not one, not two, three!  Not married - no committment - no problem - the people who are responsible will pay for your lifestlye.  What about establishing a home for them first?  What about providing for them, instead of living off the taxpayers.  Five kids in a car, and no drivers license - more bad judgement.

@just_because: "And you are perfect, correct??"  A lot of people are pretty much perfect.   We pay the bills for indescrimate breeding like this.

@just_because: "How dare you turn a tragic story such as this one where children lost their lives, into a money burden.... sad"   Look someone has got to pay the bill the Dr's, hospital, etc, need to get paid.   You want to bet that they don't have health insurance.

Jessica Paquette
Jessica Paquette

Wow, didn't think this story could be any more sad, but it just did. =(

Angela Nelson
Angela Nelson

To be a new mom is hard enough... especially to a baby in NICU. I cannont imagine that compounded by the fact that one of her children died and the other is not responsive?! How much can one person take!

Maddie Poling
Maddie Poling

oh god, those kids must of been so terrifed. so sad. im sorry to the families

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

This story is sad and tragic, in more ways than people want to admit. #TweetsAreYours

Brie MacDougall
Brie MacDougall

My heart just breaks for her :( What can we do to help this woman and her family?

Bryce Otter Larson
Bryce Otter Larson

Love and light to this poor young woman and the rest of her family. I can't imagine the range of emotion she must be dealing with.

TruDat
TruDat

@Don Eaton Oh, really? Are you saying those children don't deserve an investigation to see if the driver did something wrong, like careless driving, speeding, or drove into the water on purpose? And, do you have some inside info as to law harassing the driver?

sosmpls
sosmpls

@Brie MacDougall 

You mean beside providing food, housing, health care and child care?

What was some other woman doing with HER kids at 6 in the morning?

I treat my dog better than some people treat their kids!

Truth_Teller_1
Truth_Teller_1 topcommenter

@sosmpls When things like this happen and you get a look into what really goes on....  2 gals, under 25 with 5 or 6 kids between them, not married, and our tax dollars support this kind of lifestyle.  I would guess the hospital bill will be near $500,000.   We get to pay for that also.   I'm waiting for the 4th Turning.

Ickabel
Ickabel

@sosmpls I'm quite confused...do you know these people to make such stereotypical accusations?...sounds to me like they had split custody and Thompson's children were with their dad...who's with the lady that was driving the car.  The lady who was driving the car had a job so who knows the details of her use, or non-use, of welfare....I think it's a problem she was driving without an license, that is the issue here.

bboy
bboy

Do you hate yourself as well?  Or do you just hate everyone who isn't you? 

I can bet you are a beautiful man that does good for everyone around him.  Not some 300+ lb fatass who lives in his mom's basement and hates everyone else in the world because he couldn't do anything with his life.  I bet you are a great person.  Everyone likes you, tons of friends, tons of fun. 

Keep hating everyone else it the world and watch the world pass your insignificant ass behind. 

stephansonprop
stephansonprop

@Ickabel @sosmpls I would like to lean more about this story and you have added information I did not see in the story above. Can you tell me where you are reading the stuff you quoted? or did I just miss it in the City Pages story?

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