A preliminary investigation suggests the deadly crash was accidental
At least one person has died and nearly two dozen were hurt when a wrong-way driver slammed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square Thursday, senior officials familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York.
The driver, 26-year-old Richard Rojas of the Bronx, according to multiple law enforcement sources, was taken into custody after barreling into the lunch-hour crowd near 43rd Street and Seventh Avenue shortly before noon. The sources say Rojas, who has a history of DWI arrests and license suspensions, made a wrong turn on Seventh Avenue and started careening down the sidewalk, mowing down pedestrians before crashing into a traffic pole.
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