By: Jennifer Brooks, startribune.com
You remember the Peltier family.
Seven little kids who were playing in a Minneapolis park with their daddy when a high-speed chase crashed across their playground and brought their world crashing down.
You probably saw the smiling photos of 2-year-old Kayden, who ended up under the wheels of a 1997 Ford Expedition. Or 4-year-old Lillianna, who was run down as she played basketball with her little brother in Bohannon Park. Or 3-year-old Konnor, who climbed onto the swing set just before the driver rammed it so hard it crushed the metal frame into the rough silhouette of an SUV.
It was the kind of story that sends people rushing in with donations and good wishes. The kind of story that made you wonder why the driver, Kabaar Powell, was apparently speeding down I-94 on a revoked license, or why state troopers kept chasing him after he veered off the highway and into a residential neighborhood at speeds that reportedly topped 80 miles an hour.
But it all happened weeks ago, and there have been so many other terrible stories since then.
The news cycle moved on. The Peltier family can’t.