JobisJob search

find usa jobs online find international jobs online

Street Renamed In Memory Of UWS Crash Victim Ariel Russo, 4

on March 10, 2014

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An Upper West Side street has been renamed in memory of a 4-year-old girl killed in a traffic accident last year.

West 97th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway was renamed “Ariel Russo Place” on Monday.

The girl died after an SUV jumped a curb on Amsterdam Avenue while the she was walking to school with her grandmother last June.

Authorities said the driver of the SUV, 17-year-old Franklin Reyes, had only a learner’s permit and was being chased by police just prior to the crash. He has been charged with manslaughter and is awaiting trial.

Monday would have been Ariel‘s fifth birthday.

“She would’ve had a ballerina-themed birthday party,” Ariel’s mother, Sofia Russo, said.

Sofia Russo said the street sign illuminates the corner where tragedy happened.

“It represents Ariel and the change that she made and the fact that every single child is…

View original post 15 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: