Woman killed as car ploughs into pedestrians in Times Square, New York

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: A wrecked car sits in the intersection of 45th and Broadway in Times Square, May 18, 2017 in New York City. According to reports there were multiple injuries and one fatality after the car plowed into a crowd of people. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

A driver plowed into a crowd in New York’s Times Square midday Thursday, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 others, police said.

The woman who died was named as Alyssa Elsman, an 18-year-old tourist from Michigan, law enforcement sources and city officials said.

Police said the driver is in custody