Teen driver that killed 4-year-old on UWS blaming potholes for crash

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A teen driver is trying to blame potholes for the crash that killed four-year-old Ariel Russo.

17-year-old Franklin Reyes was running from police when his SUV jumped a curb and and hit the little girl and her grandmother on the Upper West Side back in June.

In court Wednesday, Reyes’ attorney said that going over a pothole would explain why the SUV lost control.

Reyes was driving without a license at the time of the accident.