Alyssa Elsman


Age: 18

graduate student at Portage Central High School in Portage, Michigan who the only fatality reportedly killed in the horrific May 2017 Times Square car attack when a speeding car driven by 26-year-old Navy veteran Richard Rojas slammed into nearly two dozen pedestrians in New York's Times Square as he floored it up to West 45th Street on the sidewalk and critically injured at least 22 others including her 13-year-old sister Ava Elsman while she was visiting New York City with her family at the time before the suspect crashed his vehicle to a fiery stop against a metal stanchion and was arrested at the scene, in which the incident raised fears of terrorism following a series of recent attacks in Europe in which speeding vehicles were used against pedestrians, but law enforcement officials said there was no indication it was an act of terrorism.

Cause of Death: Struck and killed by a car during the rampage

Born: July 6, 1998

Died: May 18, 2017

New York City, New York