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Teen Driver Who Killed 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo Could Be Charged as Juvenile

Franklin Reyes' lawyer said he hoped the accident would not follow his client all his life. 

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UWS Street Named for 4-Year-Old Crash Victim Ariel Russo

West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue was named after the 4-year-old girl killed there last year. 

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Ariel Russo's Parents to Call for Criminal Investigation of 911 Operator

Emergency response was delayed by a 911 operator, the late 4-year-old's parents said via their lawyer.

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City Probe Blames Human Error in Ariel Russo 911 Response Delay

The investigation found human error, not technical problems with the city's 911 call system. 

Upper West Side »

Potholes to Blame for UWS Accident That Killed Ariel Russo, Lawyer Says

Reyes told his lawyer he might have lost control of his SUV because of a pothole in the street. 

Upper West Side »

Board Backs Naming of UWS Corner for Crash Victim Ariel Russo

The northeast corner of West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue would have a sign honoring the child.

Upper West Side »

Ariel Russo's Grandma Faces Alleged Teen Killer for First Time in Court

Ariel Russo, 4, was hit and killed walking with her grandmother on the Upper West Side.

Kips Bay »

Firefighters' Union to Ask Judge to Halt City's Use of 'Deadly' 911 System

The union says it will ask a judge to stop the city's problem-plagued new 911 system immediately.

Upper West Side »

Dept. of Investigation Launches Probe into Ariel Russo, 911 System SNAFU

Nearly a month after their 4-year-old daughter's death, Sofia and Alan Russo are still seeking answers.

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Ariel Russo's 'Overwhelmed' Grandmother Released From Hospital

Katia Gutierrez was sent home in an ambulance Wednesday morning, weeping softly as she was transported.

Upper West Side »

Ariel Russo's Family Calls on City to Fix 911 System

The Russo family testified before the city council during a hearing on the emergency response system.

Upper West Side »

Ariel Russo's Parents to Testify at City Council 911 Hearing

The parents are suing the city for $40 million, claiming the new system caused a delay.

Upper West Side »

Family of 4-Year-Old Ariel Russo Faces Alleged Killer for First Time

Franklin Reyes was behind the wheel when his vehicle struck and killed the girl on the UWS this month.

Upper West Side »

Family of Ariel Russo to File $40 Million Suit Against City, Lawyer Says

A notice of claim alleges responders were delayed because of human error and the city's new 911 system.

Middle Village »

Family Mourns 4-Year-Old Girl Killed by SUV Fleeing Police

Family and friends mourned the loss of Ariel Russo at a service Sunday afternoon.

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