TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A concrete barrier at the site of a deadly crash in the heart of New York City's Times Square has been transformed into a touching memorial.
The NYPD barrier replaced a metal pole that stopped a driver who drove his car up the sidewalk into a crowed of people last Thursday. An 18-year-old tourist from Michigan -- Alyssa Elsman -- was killed and 20 others were injured.
Since the crash, people have written encouraging message to 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman's family, and showing support for all of the victims.
Among the messages written: "God bless," "RIP," and "We will not forget."
See photos of the memorial here:
Items placed at the memorial include photos, stuffed animals and candles.
Alyssa Elman's father even left a printed letter thanking the people of New York City.
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The driver of the car, 26-year-old Richard Rojas, of the Bronx, is facing second degree murder charges in the incident. The Naval veteran allegedly said he was high on PCP-laced marijuana at the time.
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Photos: See the touching memorial set up for Times Square crash victim Alyssa Elsman
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