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Times Square car incident: 1 dead, 22 injured; driver in custody

May 18, 2017 6:13 PM
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Times Square car incident: 1 dead, 22 injured; driver in custody

People struck by car in Times Square

A wrecked vehicle is on fire after hitting pedestrians in New York's Times Square on Thursday, May 18. The incident is being investigated as an accident, a New York police official said. The driver is in custody.

People attend to one of the victims. At least one person was killed and nearly two dozen were injured, officials said.

Before striking pedestrians, the car was "out of control," an emergency management official said. Witnesses on social media described a speeding car plowing into people before crashing to a halt.

Emergency workers surround the crash site. The motorist, 26-year-old Richard Rojas, has been arrested twice in the past for drunken driving, according to the New York police commissioner.

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Source: cnn.com

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