Several hurt after car crashes into corner store in Syracuse

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Police were called to the corner of Columbus Avenue and East Fayette Street on Thursday night after a car smashed into a building.

Prince Rilley, 21, of Syracuse, allegedly hit a van on the 100 block of Columbus Avenue. The van had one occupant, who wasn’t injured.

Rilley had then fled the scene, ran a red light and hit an SUV with three occupants. The SUV then smashed into the Columbus Deli and Meats store.

The driver, a 25-year-old female, suffered a minor leg injury. An 18-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries. Another victim, a 19-year-old male, has been listed as being in critical condition.

Rilley then took off again and was caught by Syracuse Police at the corner of Lexington Avenue and Allen Street.

He was arrested without incident not far from his home.

Rilley has been charged with the following:

  • Driving without a license
  • Unregistered motor vehicle
  • No car insurance
  • Running a red light
  • Leaving the scene of a personal injury collision.

He was released on an appearance ticket.


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