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Franklin Reyes

Franklin Reyes is charged in the traffic accident that killed Ariel Russo, 4, on the Upper West Side in June 2013. (Credit: CBS 2)

Teen Accused In UWS Accident That Killed Girl, 4, Now Charged With Looting Apartment

The teen accused in a traffic accident that left a 4-year-old girl dead on the Upper West Side last year has now been accused of looting an apartment along with his father.

07/19/2014

Ariel Russo Place (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

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

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

03/10/2014

Ariel Russo (Handout)

DOI: Human Error Caused Delayed Response In UWS Crash That Killed 4-Year-Old Girl

Ariel Russo was walking with her grandmother Katia Gutierez on June 4 when authorities said the SUV of a teenage driver being chased by police jumped the curb on Amsterdam Avenue.

12/19/2013

Ariel Russo, 2 days before she was struck and killed by an SUV in June. (credit: handout)

DA Seeking Maximum Sentence For Teen Driver Accused Of Killing 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo

Franklin Reyes, 17, kept his head down during Tuesday’s court appearance. The little girl’s father, Alan Russo, cried out “she was only 4, only 4,” while his wife Sophia sobbed at his side in the courtroom.

09/24/2013

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

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

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