Yonkers: Car Crashes into Street Fair Crowd, 1 Dead, 5+ Injured

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
October 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A car struck a crowd of people at an Oktoberfest street fair in Yonkers in New York on Friday, killing one and injuring multiple others.

CeFaan Kim of News12WC reported that a 16 year-old female was killed, while at least five others are injured, including a 12-year-old.

They were hit at McLean Avenue and McCollum Place at around 9:15 p.m., NBC reported.

Iliana Ortiz, 47, of Yonkers witnessed what happened. Witnesses said a black jeep sped out of a nearby parking lot, struck several cars, hit the crowd of people, then struck several more cars. 

“It was crazy the way she sped out — everybody was screaming and trying to get out of her way,” she told the Journal News. “She must have been going 50 miles per hour.”

“It was uncontrollable, it was like somebody was in the car actually trying to hit people,” said Vincent Santini, another witness.

There were rumors about a possible shooting or stabbing happening shortly before the crash, but police said they knew nothing of such an event.

Emergency responders were deployed and are on the scene.

The Journal-News reported that the event was the St. Paul’s Parish Octoberfest & Carnival, which opened at 5 p.m., and is geared towards families.

It is unclear how many people were hit.

Police closed down parts of McLean Avenue.

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Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.