Man arrested in Uptown crash that killed Deona Knajdek, hurt 3 others

Police have released the name of the man suspected in an Uptown crash that killed a woman and hurt others.

Tuesday afternoon, authorities reported 35-year-old Nicholas D. Kraus was arrested and booked into Hennepin County Adult Detention Center on probable cause criminal vehicular homicide.

Formal charges have not yet been filed.

There have been ongoing protests in Uptown since the shooting of Winston Smith earlier this month.

As protesters gathered Sunday night, a vehicle traveling eastbound on Lake Street crashed into the group. Officers arrived and took the driver into custody. A woman, identified as Deona Knajdek, died as a result of the crash, which also hurt three other people.

Meanwhile, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and city officials held a Tuesday afternoon press conference regarding ongoing protests in the area.