Anoka-Hennepin School District officials confirmed that three individuals who attended school within the district were involved in the fatal weekend crash on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis. Three vehicles carrying a total of eleven people were involved in the accident.
Anoka High School sophomore Seun Eperepolu-Barbington, 16, was killed in the crash along with Modupeola Agbeke Olabisi, 80 and Olawumni Olabisi-Barbington, 40. All three resided in the same home in Coon Rapids. Other news outlets have reported they are a grandmother, her daughter and her grandson.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported the three were riding in a minivan that rolled on Interstate 94 on Sunday. They were either not wearing their seat belts or not wearing them properly.
Five other family members were injured but are expected to survive. They include Champlin Park High School freshman Fisayo Barbington, 15, and Faith Barbington, 12, a sixth grader at Anoka Middle School – Washington Campus.Others injured in the accident are Akinbowale Barbington, 51; Ogundare, Oluremi, 61; and Tobi Barbington, 5.
Those escaping injury were Casie Pawlik, 18, of Brooklyn Park; Roni Oberuomo, 38, of Brooklyn Center; and Reginald Opusunju, 4, of Brooklyn Center.
“Our hearts go out to the victims of this tragic accident and their family and friends,” said Anoka-Hennepin School District’s Communications Director Mary Olson in a statement. “We are keeping them in our thoughts and will provide whatever support we can.”