Driver charged in Times Square crash tested positive for PCP


NEW YORK (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Newschannel 3 continues to follow the devastating story out of New York City, as an 18-year-old Portage teen was killed when a suspected impaired driver plowed into group of pedestrians Thursday afternoon.

Newschannel 3 first broke overnight, that driver, 26-year-old Richard Rojas, has been officially charged with second degree murder, 20 counts of attempted murder, and aggravated vehicular homicide.

We're also learning today that Rojas tested positive for PCP--a hallucinogenic drug.

22 people were injured in the crash, and among the victims, 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman--a graduate of Portage Central High School--was killed. Her sister, 13-year-old Ava Elsman--a student at Portage Central Middle School--was also injured in the crash.

Newschannel 3's Andy Dominianni is New York City right now, following the story.

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