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Lawyer seeks pothole records in deadly NYC crash

November 7, 2013
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The attorney for a teenage driver accused of mowing down a 4-year-old girl while fleeing police is seeking pothole repair records for the site of the accident.

Franklin Reyes is charged with manslaughter, fleeing police and unlicensed driving in the June accident.

The 17-year-old's attorney told a judge Wednesday he wasn't ready for trial because he's seeking the pothole records. He says Reyes lost control of his car when he hit a pothole.

The out-of-control SUV pinned little Ariel Russo against the gate of a closed restaurant. Her grandmother was struck as the vehicle backed up.

The girl's family has filed a lawsuit against Reyes.

The next court hearing is Dec. 18.



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