Sunday, May 21, 2017

NYC Victim Alyssa Elsman Was Only 18-Years-Old


The father of a teenage tourist who was run down by a driver in Times Square on Thursday is speaking out about his heartbreak and the city where it happened.

Eighteen-year-old Alyssa Elsman loved to travel and laugh. She died while walking through New York's Times Square, struck by a crazed driver.

"This is something beyond anything I could ever imagine, you know?" said her father, Thomas Elsman. "My daughter came here for vacation and now I'm going to take her home and bury her."

Another daughter, 13-year-old Ava, is recovering after being hit by the same car.

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