Two-year-old injured in Inver Grove Heights crash dies

Full story: TwinCities.com

A 2-year-old boy who was critically injured in a car accident that claimed the life of his mother earlier this month died Monday from his injuries.
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Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#1 Apr 29, 2008
Rest in peace, little one. My continued prayers are with your family.
Hmmm

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Apr 29, 2008
So sad. So easily prevented.

“Christina is here!”

Since: Apr 08

St Paul

#5 Apr 29, 2008
To the family of the victims....I am so sorry for all of your losses, my heart and prayers have been with you since it happened and will continue to be with you all in this trying time. After I first heard this story, it shook me to the bone. Life really can change in an instant.
human too

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Apr 29, 2008
Carrie, shame on you. Even you should know that this is not the appropriate thread for such an immature post.

And, "Help Please", which end of the Hay Burner are you trying to impersonate? Again, even if the intent is humorous, this is not the place.

Please allow me to apologize, on behalf of those who probably won't, to any friends or family members of the victims who may happen to read this thread. The thoughts, prayers, and good wishes of the rest of us are with you.

Since: Mar 08

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Apr 29, 2008
This is so sad, family: please take care of each other during this horrible time. I hope all of you can find some comfort knowing that the precious babies are in heaven. I am so sorry!
Karen

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Apr 29, 2008
My heart goes out to this poor poor family, may God bless you.
LEC

Faribault, MN

#13 Apr 29, 2008
I was really hoping he would make it through. Very sad news. At least the mom has her son again.

LEC

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#15 Apr 29, 2008
Carrie wrote:
<quoted text>176 comments in 23 days? Let me guess. You're a divorcee who's ex is relieved that he/she could finally remove their ear plugs.
What's your issue, Carrie? Did ZenBirdist attack you or try to paint horrible assumptions of you? What gives you the right to act like a jerk to someone else? Please read the rules before posting again. It's you and people like you that makes Topix such an ugly place.
Nicole

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Apr 29, 2008
Very sad news. My prayers are with your family. Another good reminder to give your kiddos extra kisses each day.

“We're all connected”

Since: Feb 08

St Paul, MN

#19 Apr 30, 2008
Drunkoncouch wrote:
<quoted text> You're even worse. 830 comments? Geez, what's with you people? Do you have jobs?
Please take care to pay attention when I post. It's usually before 8am and after 8pm.

So what if we post often? There are plenty you could pick on. Why us? Because it's your ONLY defense against a few people who have something typically thoughtful to say.

I'm so sorry to hear of this little one who died. Mom first, child second. My heart goes out to any remaining family member.
Christina hedquist

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Aug 30, 2008
Brandon and britt were my family. Brandon was my baby. his dad was never around and all him and his brother and my kids had as parents were britt and I. So many papers and stuff have slandered my most closest friend, but i just want to take a moment to tell u who she was. How very special she was to my kids and I and the rest of our family. Brittany was a mother like no other. She had a hard child hood and her only concern in life was that children she knew never had to live or even c the things she had to.She had a heart of gold. If there was a child who need shoes cause theirs were falling apart brittany would take her last bit of money to make sure that child did not go with out. She was one in a million. Knowing her u could never go hungry or without the things u needed most, and it wasnt like she had money to do so either. she was a single mom of 2 we both were together.but her kids always had the finest things. she died tring to help sum1 out is what happened. ppl say about the car seat issue but realy ppl the only reason she didnt have them in their right car seats is cause she couldnt fit them in the car, and she felt she had to do wat she had to do to make sure she could get them home. the other 2 kids mom was going throw sum hard times and need help to get on her feet, and she didnt want them to witness hard times. she loved all them kids more then her own life. She would normaly never have put them in that car like that, but she felt she had to. Brittany didnt deserve this to happen, and realy we want to know what realy happened that day. Were those other ppl at fault. and if they were and this happened cause they were fighting our doing drugs we want to see that justice is met. I no i can speak for many in our family those ppl riped a big part of our hearts and life right out of us and we want to no why. there isnt a day that goes by that i dont cry for all of them. they took not only a mother a friend a soulmate a leader a daughter and a sister from all of us but they took our kids from us, and im sorry it just cant be ignored.

We love You Brittany Beth Carlson, Brandon Dion-Ferris Carlson, And Tamaya rose phillips. You Forever Live on In our Hearts And We all hope from up above you watch over us till we can make it back home to you. You all changed all of us around you for ever. You made us better ppl. You lived to make us the ppl u have and I thank you and Miss you very much.
and Kids again Your Teen-Teen loves you from the moon and back and even more
Christina hedquist

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Aug 31, 2008
We want to no why Brittany Krueger 18 and justin martz 22 hit and killed brittany and our kids. please if you no any info on wat happened on april 17, 2008 on highway 52 we need to know. we need more answers then just this car for no knowen reason went over this median and took our loved ones away. we will not stop until we know. This has been 5 months now and we have no info on what realy happened. we need closer to help us to start healing from this tragidy
from rosemount

Lakeville, MN

#22 Jan 24, 2009
Christina hedquist wrote:
Brandon and britt were my family. Brandon was my baby. his dad was never around and all him and his brother and my kids had as parents were britt and I. So many papers and stuff have slandered my most closest friend, but i just want to take a moment to tell u who she was. How very special she was to my kids and I and the rest of our family. Brittany was a mother like no other. She had a hard child hood and her only concern in life was that children she knew never had to live or even c the things she had to.She had a heart of gold. If there was a child who need shoes cause theirs were falling apart brittany would take her last bit of money to make sure that child did not go with out. She was one in a million. Knowing her u could never go hungry or without the things u needed most, and it wasnt like she had money to do so either. she was a single mom of 2 we both were together.but her kids always had the finest things. she died tring to help sum1 out is what happened. ppl say about the car seat issue but realy ppl the only reason she didnt have them in their right car seats is cause she couldnt fit them in the car, and she felt she had to do wat she had to do to make sure she could get them home. the other 2 kids mom was going throw sum hard times and need help to get on her feet, and she didnt want them to witness hard times. she loved all them kids more then her own life. She would normaly never have put them in that car like that, but she felt she had to. Brittany didnt deserve this to happen, and realy we want to know what realy happened that day. Were those other ppl at fault. and if they were and this happened cause they were fighting our doing drugs we want to see that justice is met. I no i can speak for many in our family those ppl riped a big part of our hearts and life right out of us and we want to no why. there isnt a day that goes by that i dont cry for all of them. they took not only a mother a friend a soulmate a leader a daughter and a sister from all of us but they took our kids from us, and im sorry it just cant be ignored.
We love You Brittany Beth Carlson, Brandon Dion-Ferris Carlson, And Tamaya rose phillips. You Forever Live on In our Hearts And We all hope from up above you watch over us till we can make it back home to you. You all changed all of us around you for ever. You made us better ppl. You lived to make us the ppl u have and I thank you and Miss you very much.
and Kids again Your Teen-Teen loves you from the moon and back and even more
i know the people who were involved "brittany & justin" and although i do not know WHY or HOW it happened, I DO know that DRUGS were NOT involved. there have been many rumors about that and im just putting in my two cents just like everyone else is.
anonamous

United States

#23 Jan 25, 2010
I also know brittany and justin who were involved in the accident. I also can say that drugs and alcohol were not a factor. It was a tragic accident, and I feel horrible for the families, I do know that brittany krueger was pregnant at the time of the accident. I just saw the news the other night on the charges and was praying for all the families involved.
Unknown

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Feb 3, 2010
I have a friend who is Brittany krueger/ mertz EX-Boyfriend. He has not been able to see his Daughter ( Brittany Mertz Oldest child) seen she was six months old. Brittany Mertz vanished with his daughter wile he was in basic train. I have nothing good to say about Brittany Mertz.
Action speak louder then words. I can only hope the family get the justice they deserve and my friend can be reunited with his Daughter. this isn't the first family that Brittany Mertz has Hurt.
unknown

Wilmington, NC

#25 Feb 8, 2010
Unknown wrote:
I have a friend who is Brittany krueger/ mertz EX-Boyfriend. He has not been able to see his Daughter ( Brittany Mertz Oldest child) seen she was six months old. Brittany Mertz vanished with his daughter wile he was in basic train. I have nothing good to say about Brittany Mertz.
Action speak louder then words. I can only hope the family get the justice they deserve and my friend can be reunited with his Daughter. this isn't the first family that Brittany Mertz has Hurt.
unless you know the circumstance PLEASE keep your comments to yourself, her personal life has nothing to do with this tragic accident. You obviously know nothing about her or her ex if you would post something like that and anyway its no ones business.
unknown

United States

#26 Feb 13, 2010
Wow, is that really how it happened??? I know Mike, I was his friend. But after I saw what he put that girl through, NOT ANYMORE!!!!!!!!!! Brittany was seventeen and he was twenty and left her to take care of a newborn baby!!!! So before you talk about who is hurting who maybe you should get your facts straight!!!!
SOMEONE

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Feb 18, 2010
THIS IS FUNNY HOW IT WENT FROM A FAMILY WHO LOST LOVED ONES TO A TRAGIC ACCIDENT TO IT BEING ABOUT A MOTHER WHO LEFT HER BABY'S FATHER. I AM FRIENDS WITH THE BOTH OF THEM... BRITTANY DID NOT UP AND LEAVE... MIKE SHOULD OF SEEN HIS DAUGHTER WITH ALL THE CHANCES HE HAD INSTEAD OF RUNNING AROUND WITH DIFFERENT GIRLS EVERY OTHER DAY.. OH AND NOT ONLY THAT BUT MAYBE SHE WOULDNT OF MIND BRINGING HER TO HIM ALL THE TIME CONSIDERING HE DIDNT HAVE A CAR IF ONLY SHE DIDNT HAVE TO BRING FOOD AND DIAPERS AND TOYS EVERYTIME CUZ HE WAS TOO STUBBORN TO BUY ANYTHING FOR HIS OWN DAUGHTER...
HOW ABOUT EVERYONE JUST KEEPS THEIR MOUTH SHUT
&& MOVE ON WITH YOUR OWN LIFE && STOP WORRYING ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE.
UNKNOWN

Minneapolis, MN

#28 Feb 19, 2010
HOW ABOUT PEOPLE TAKING THE TIME TO ATLEAST SAY SORRY FOR KILLING 2 CHILDREN AND A MOTHER AND GET OVER THE WHOLE "OMG I HAVE A WORTHLESS BABY DADDY DRAMA" HOW ABOUT TALING RESPONSIABILTY FOR KILLING 3 PEOPLE!!!!! AT LEAST SHE CAN STILL HOLD HER BABY, BECAUSE OF HER OTHER PEOPLE CANT!!!!! THINK ABOUT THAT!!!!
A Phillips

Minneapolis, MN

#29 Feb 22, 2010
UNKNOWN wrote:
HOW ABOUT PEOPLE TAKING THE TIME TO ATLEAST SAY SORRY FOR KILLING 2 CHILDREN AND A MOTHER AND GET OVER THE WHOLE "OMG I HAVE A WORTHLESS BABY DADDY DRAMA" HOW ABOUT TALING RESPONSIABILTY FOR KILLING 3 PEOPLE!!!!! AT LEAST SHE CAN STILL HOLD HER BABY, BECAUSE OF HER OTHER PEOPLE CANT!!!!! THINK ABOUT THAT!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!! My cousin, Nicole has NOT been able to hold her baby Tamaya in almost 2 years now!! There's NOTHING that can ever give that back to her & she knows that... ALL she wants to know is WHY??? What the hell went on in that car that day, that resulted in the death of her daughter, best friend, & her best friend's son?! Is Brittany remorseful? Does she think about these 3 people everyday, as we have to?! Does she sleep well at night, unlike we can? We've lived for that past 2 years with NO answers... I hope now that it's been ruled NOT an accident, we''l get some answers & justice soon! I understand those who know Brittany may want to "stick up for her", but in this situation, don't even bother... She messed up worse than imaginable & there's no excuse for it. I don't give a shit about whether or not she's a "good" or Nice" person. Doesn't bring Brittany Carlson, Tamaya Phillips, or Brandon Carlson back, does it?

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