1 dead, 19 injured in car crash in Times Square: Sources

Driver is in custody

May 18, 2017 - 12:43 pm

New York, NY (ABC/WBEN) One person is dead and 19 others were injured in a car crash in Times Square in New York City today, sources said.

A city official said it appears to be an accident. The driver is in custody, according to a law enforcement source.

The FDNY said the collision took place at 45th Street and Broadway. The car appeared to catch fire after crashing. Emergency vehicles are at the scene.

The conditions of those injured are unknown, ABC station WABC in New York said.

Governor Cuomo issued the following statement: "Today’s events at Times Square were nothing short of horrific. I was briefed at the scene by Commissioner O'Neill and saw firsthand the professionalism and diligence of New York’s first responders. As facts continue to emerge, my heart goes out to the victims of this terrible tragedy, as well as their families."

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