MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (UNF NEWS) – A 26-year-old driver was taken into custody Sunday, June 4, 2023 after driving into a crowd of people in Manhattan, killing one person and leaving three others injured which required hospitalization. Authorities say the driver could have been attempting to avoid a bicyclist when the accident transpired around 8:00 PM Eastern Time on Third Avenue and 21st Street. Investigators are investigating if alcohol was a factor. A 23-year-old male wayfarer was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital. A 26-year-old female wayfarer was hospitalized in critical condition, and a 21-year-old pedestrian is stable. An 18-year-old male bicycler who was struck by the vehicle and a 25-year-old female passenger in the Hyundai are in stable condition as of Monday morning, June 5, 2023. The vehicle accident happened next to the former New York Police Department Police Academy, where the city has been housing asylum seekers.