Transcript for 2 killed, suspect arrested after vehicle plows into crowd in New Orleans
We're going to start here with the breaking news out of new Orleans right in the middle of mardi gras celebrations. Overnight, a car smashing into a group of people. Two people dead. Many others injured. The aftermath chaotic with witnesses scrambling to treat those victims. ABC's Stephanie Ramos is in our Washington bureau with the latest on the investigation. Good morning, Stephanie. Reporter: Hey. Good morning, guys. This crash happened during one of the busiest times in new Orleans. As the city celebrates mardi gras, the streets as you know, packed with people partying. This crash happening so close to one of the most popular parades leading up to the big events on Tuesday. You're responding to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Reporter: Overnight, chaos after police say a sports car crashed into a group of bicyclists in New Orleans, killing two people and injuring several others. Terrified witnesses trying to save victims' lives while first responders rushed to the scene. Cpr is in progress on one of the victims. Reporter: The crash just blocks from parades celebrating mardi gras as the event gets into full swing. Police arresting 32-year-old tashonty toney, tweeting, it is believed toney was impaired at the time of the incident. We were able to apprehend the subject so quickly because the citizens stopped this individual because they thought they were helping someone who they thought had been involved in a one-car accident. Reporter: Investigators on their hands and knees carefully recording evidence along the trail of damage. Debris, stretching nearly three blocks. Police now reviewing nearby cameras, and testing the driver for drugs and alcohol to figure out what went wrong. Police say the suspect tried to run from the scene after the crash, but they were able to catch up to him and arrest him. He's now facing a number of charges, guys.
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