Times Square victim killed in crash was 18-year-old tourist
The woman killed in a deranged driver’s bloody Times Square rampage on Thursday was an 18-year-old tourist who lived in a small Michigan town but loved the glittery spectacle of New York City.
Alyssa Elsman of Portage, Mich., was vacationing with family when she and her 13-year-old sister found themselves in the path of the speeding car driven onto a sidewalk by Richard Rojas, 26, who also injured 21 other pedestrians in the attack.
The siblings were struck just before noon as they walked along the sidewalk of Seventh Avenue, between West 42nd and 43rd streets, police officials said.
Elsman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her sister was taken to an area hospital, cops said.