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Local Woman Killed in Times Square

alyssa_elsman via Instagram
alyssa_elsman via Instagram

A Portage teen  on a trip to New York City with her family was struck by a car on a sidewalk and killed on Thursday.

The New York Post reports that 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman from Portage was killed in the crash.

According to mlive.Com, Alyssa Elsman was struck and killed by the motorist as she strolled down a sidewalk, on Seventh Avenue, with her 13 year-old sister, Ava, who was also injured. Ava’s condition is unknown.

Alyssa was a 2016 graduate of Portage Central High School and a carhop at Sonic Drive-In in Portage.

Police do not believe that it was a terror attack, instead they have called it an accident.

The man driving the vehicle, 26-year-old Richard Rojas, reportedly made a U-turn down a car-free street, and then drove for several blocks, hitting more than a dozen people.

People from all over have begun posting condolences on Elsman’s Facebook page.

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