Manhattan street to be renamed after girl, 4

Manhattan street to be renamed after girl, 4

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Ariel Russo Ariel Russo

NEW YORK (AP) - A street on Manhattan's Upper West Side will be renamed after a 4-year-old girl killed in a traffic accident.

West 97th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue will reportedly be renamed Ariel Russo Way.

The child was fatally struck June 4 by a SUV driven by an unlicensed driver who ran into her while fleeing from police.

Monday would have been Ariel's fifth birthday.

Police were chasing an unlicensed 17-year-old driver, who'd taken his parents' car and was driving erratically. Police say his car jumped a curb, slammed into a building and hit Ariel and her grandmother.

Ariel was pinned.

The driver is awaiting trial.

Information from: WABC-TV, http://www.7online.com

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