Driver convicted of misdemeanor for high-speed Minneapolis crash that killed friend
March 17, 2023
A judge has acquitted a motorist of the most serious charges and convicted her of a misdemeanor for driving more than 65 miles per hour on a residential street in Minneapolis and causing a crash that killed one of her passengers and left her a paraplegic.
Markesha W. Jones, 20, of Brooklyn Center, was acquitted by Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill on felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation in connection with the crash on March 11, 2021, near the intersection of N. 37th and Fremont avenues.
Daviegh J.K. Lee, 15, of Minneapolis, died five days later at North Memorial Health Hospital. His brother, Day'shawn Lee, also was in the car, survived the crash and is now 16 years old.