Woman killed after car plows into Times Square

Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old tourist, was killed and more than 20 people injured when a motorist plowed through a pedestrian area in Times Square, officials said.
2:45 | 05/19/17

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Transcript for Woman killed after car plows into Times Square
We begin with new details about that crash in times square. You see our Jumbotron, it was right by our studio and the driver now facing multiple charges for running down pedestrians, they believe he was under the influence of a synthetic drug. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Good morning to you. Police are making it clear this was no was accident. We should tell think video is difficult to see. This morning, 26-year-old Richard Rojas is behind bars after the sudden and horrific crash in the center of bustling times square. I still very upset. I was almost killed. Reporter: In this surveillance vehicle his vehicle can be seen making its way down the street and take a wooping u-turn throughing through the crowd and this show him trying to flee. You stopped him from doing any more damage. That's right. Did he say anything to you? He was just screaming but no words. Reporter: There were no words. Just screaming. 18-year-old killed, Alyssa elsman in town visiting with her family from Michigan. Annie was walking right next to her before she decided. At first she was okay. That was the woman who you were talking right to -- Then I saw it across the treat and seconds laters she was dead. Reporter: Rojas drove his car down a sidewalk for more than three blocks from 42nd street to 45 Knott street knocking people down on the way. Rojas told them he smoked something that they believe might be thin threat tick marijuana and thought it was coming to an end. He had previous charges accused for driving under the influence and just last week he put a knife to a man's throat in everyone are calling you a hero. I don't consider that. I was do something people would do, trying to did the right thing. A true hero right there and now police are still investigating but at this point they don't believe it was terrorism. The driver will face a judge this morning. George and robin. All right, gio, thank you very much. Right outside our window and many crew members were here when it happened. The building in is basic lockdown. They didn't know what was happening and can always take place in a place like this. President trump closing in on announcing his pick for head

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