Ariel Erlij

 

 

Age: 48

 

Summary: Argentinian civil engineer and chief executive officer of the steel products manufacturing company Ivanar SA in Rosario, Argentina who was among one of eight known fatalities reportedly killed in the deadly October 2017 New York City terror attack when a motorist identified as 29-year-old Uzbek national Sayfullo Saipov deliberately drove a rented Home Depot pickup truck into cyclists and pedestrians for about one mile of the Hudson River Park's bike path alongside West Street in New York City's Lower Manhattan neighborhood near the World Trade Center and injured more than a dozen other people including fellow Argentine tourist Martin Ludovico Marro during the rampage in a frightening "act of terror" that took place just several blocks away from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum site before the suspect was shot in the abdomen and arrested by a policeman after crashing the truck into a school bus, in which the incident was the deadliest terrorist attack in New York City since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said a flag and a document indicating allegiance to the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant were found in the truck.

 

 

Cause of Death: Struck and killed by a truck during the terrorist attack

 

Born: July 20, 1969

 

Died: October 31, 2017

 

Location: Manhattan, New York