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Times Square car crash victims graduate from high school

Elaine Williams, mother of Times Square crash victim Jessica Williams, plays with the tassel while wearing her daughter's graduation cap during the Dunellen High School graduation ceremony Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Dunellen, N.J. Jessica, 19, suffered serious injuries when Richard Rojas drove through a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square last month. She could not attend her graduation and watched a live stream from her bed at Bellevue Hospital. Her mother accepted the diploma in her place. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

DUNELLEN, N.J. (AP) — Two New Jersey high school students who were mowed down by a driver in Times Square and were seriously injured have graduated even though one of them is still hospitalized.

Dunellen High School seniors Destiny Lightfoot and Jessica Williams received their diplomas Wednesday.

Lightfoot arrived for the ceremony in a wheelchair. She stood with the aid of crutches to accept her diploma.

Williams is still hospitalized. Her mother received the diploma on her behalf. The mother wore the daughter’s cap as she and Lightfoot received a standing ovation.

Richard Rojas is accused of killing one pedestrian and injuring 22 others by intentionally driving his car onto a Times Square sidewalk last month. He was arrested on murder charges. He says he doesn’t remember what happened.

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