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Driver Charged With Running Down Two UWS Pedestrians, One Fatally

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A New Jersey man was arrested Thursday for killing one woman and injuring another, after allegedly hitting them with his car on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

It happened around 5 p.m. near 98th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

Investigators say Edwin Carrasco, 38, hit the two women, who sources say were mother and daughter, while he was backing his Ford Explorer into a parking spot.

He's charged with various counts including driving with a suspended license.

Yolanda Casal, 78, was pronounced dead at Saint Luke's Hospital.

"Two ladies come crossing. They had the right of way. This man just came out of nowhere, just hit them, hit both ladies. The elderly lady took the worst impact because she started bleeding all over the place," said one witness at the scene. "He couldn't wait to get his parking. I don't think he even bothered to look."

The second victim, a 41-year-old woman, is listed in stable condition. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP