Man Crushed by Elevator on NYE

A 25-year-old man was crushed to death 15 minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve when an elevator in a high-rise on the Lower East Side malfunctioned, NBC New York reported. Bronx man Stephen Hewett-Brown was trapped between the car and the shaft when the elevator started descending while he was exiting. The other two passengers tried to free him but couldn’t.