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Alyssa Elsman, 18, killed, many pedestrians injured when driver Richard Rojas, 26, intentionally crashes into crowd at 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue in Times Square in New York City, New York

Modified Date: 
Thu, 07/13/2017 - 9:52am
Accident Date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017

At least one dead after car slams into Times Square

Pictures on social media show the car slammed into a pole on the sidewalk with major damage.   

Several Hurt After Car Plows Into Pedestrians In Times Square

According to CBS New York, at least 10 people were reportedly hit by a red Honda before it crashed into steel barriers at 45th Street and 7th Avenue.     

Watch Live: Car strikes pedestrians Times Square

Emergency vehicles swarmed the Crossroads of the World Thursday after getting a report of several pedestrians hit by a vehicle.   

Car plows into Times Square crowd; 1 dead, about 20 hurt

One person has died , NBC New York reports. The New York Fire Department says it is treating 13 people as of about 12:20pm Thursday.     

Teen killed in Times Square crash is from Michigan, report says

According to the Post, 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman was visiting New York City with her 13-year-old sister when the crash happened. Elsman is from Portage, Mich., just south of Kalamazoo on the state's west side, according to the Post.

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to ‘kill them all’

Richard Rojas, 26, also told responding officers Thursday after he crashed his Honda Accord into protective barriers that he had smoked marijuana laced with PCP, according to a criminal complaint. 

Mayor Says Mental Illness Caused Times Square Crash

The city is responding after the mental health of the man accused of driving a car into pedestrians in Times Square Thursday comes under the spotlight. 

Times Square victim remembered as 'smart, funny'

Friday, a makeshift memorial for Elsman of flowers and photos was created in the area near where she was killed.   

Gofundme effort for Michigan victims of Times Square crash is underway

     The Gofundme site was set up by members of the Elsman family to raise money to help the teens' parents "as they deal with the tragic death of their daughter, Alyssa, in Times Square in NYC on May 18. The funds would also be used to help pay for Ava's medical bills and other costs."

Click here to access the Gofundme page.[1]

Dunellen student remains in critical condition after Times Square crash

Jessica Williams, a 19-year-old senior from Dunellen High School seriously injured in last week’s Times Square crash in which a deranged motorist plowed through a crowd, killing one person and injuring 20 others, is hospitalized in critical condition, according to an online fundraising page[1] her cousin, Nicole Guild, created.   

Driver in Times Square crash apologizes, claims he doesn't remember rampage, report says

As the NYPD continues to work with the Manhattan district attorney's office to determine Rojas' mental health and whether he was on drugs at the time of the incident, Rojas said he tried to seek help in the days before the deadly crash.

Father of girl killed in Times Square car crash speaks of pain

‘Numb. There’s no words. I want to scream,’ Elsman told Fox 5. ‘I want to not be here. But I have other kids, I know I have to be strong in this.’   

Fundraisers for NJ teens hurt in Times Square crash

Williams's cousin, Nicole Guild, set up a GoFundMe page for her recovery. "She is currently in critical condition with many surgeries and a long road to recovery ahead of her," the page says.

Meantime, Lightfoot "broke her tibia in her left leg and has received a titanium rod and screws to support her leg and a muscle fracture in her right foot," according to the GoFundMe page set up for her medical expenses.

Dunellen teens improving after Times Square crash

The Dunellen High School motto is "We Are Dunellen Strong" and seniors Jessica Williams and her friend Destiny Lightfoot are proving it.   

Times Square crash: 5 still hospitalized, but teen goes home

Bellevue said it continued caring for five victims in total, with one in critical condition and another in serious condition.

Suspect in deadly Times Square crash pleads not guilty

Richard Rojas was arraigned Thursday in the May 18 melee on murder and attempted murder charges. His lawyer had no comment afterward.     

People Involved: 
Alyssa Elsman
Richard Rojas
Ava Elsman
Jessica Williams
Destiny Lightfoot

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