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Franklin Reyes

Bail Set For Teen Driver Accused Of Killing 4-Year-Old Girl In UWS Crash

Investigators say 17-year-old Franklin Reyes was behind the wheel of an SUV, fleeing from police when he struck and killed Ariel Russo on June 4th.

06/27/2013

Katia Gutierez, the grandmother of 4-year-old Ariel Russo, left St. Luke's Hospital on June 26, 2013. (Photo: CBS 2)

Grandmother Of 4-Year-Old Killed In UWS SUV Crash: ‘I’m Devastated’

Katia Gutierez was wheeled out on a stretcher from St. Luke’s Hospital on Wednesday. The fact that she was going home was a sign of progress, but the emotional setback she will face is almost unbearable.

06/26/2013

An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

City Council Holds Hearings On 911 System Glitches, Response Times

Emergency dispatchers, firefighters and EMS workers say the city’s new $2 billion modernization of its 911 system, which includes using new technology and a new backup call center, is unreliable.

06/21/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

Family Of Young Girl Killed In UWS Crash Demands Justice At Suspect’s Arraignment

The family of Ariel Russo, killed earlier this month by a vehicle trying to outrun police, was in court to demand justice for their daughter as the teenager accused of killing her appeared at arraignment.

06/19/2013

911 phone (credit: clipart.com)

City Council To Discuss Reported Glitches, Delays In 911 System

In the wake of the death of a 4-year-old girl on the Upper West Side, the City Council will hold a meeting Monday on reported glitches with the 911 system.

06/16/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

Family Of UWS Crash Victim Ariel Russo, 4, Suing City Over 911 Response Time

Ariel Russo’s family blames her death on a bungled 911 call saying it delayed getting an ambulance to the scene.

06/12/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

Funeral Held For Upper West Side Crash Victim Ariel Russo, 4

Services for the child were held Sunday evening at the Leo F. Kearns funeral home in Queens. A vigil was held for the little girl Saturday night in front of her apartment building.

06/09/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

FDNY Commish: Human Error Delayed Response To Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old

“Somebody made a mistake that was handling that call and we’re looking into it, we’ll find out what happened,” Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano said Friday.

06/07/2013

Franklin Reyes

Attorney: Unlicensed Teen Driver Admits To Everything In Accident That Killed Girl, 4

The 17-year-old unlicensed driver accused of striking and killing a 4-year-old girl and injuring her grandmother on the Upper West Side was in court Wednesday night to answer to serious charges.

06/05/2013

Ariel Russo (Handout)

4-Year-Old Girl Fatally Struck By SUV On Upper West Side; Teen Driver Charged

A 17-year-old boy has been charged, after his sport-utility vehicle crashed into a grandmother and a little girl on the Upper West Side – killing the child and leaving the woman seriously hurt.

06/04/2013

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