Street To Be Renamed In Memory Of UWS Crash Victim Ariel Russo, 4
West 97th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway will be renamed “Ariel Russo Way.”
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.
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