- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on a fatal construction crane collapse in lower Manhattan (all times local):

2:25 p.m.

New York City officials say it could be weeks before they know what caused a deadly construction crane collapse.

Officials said Saturday they hope soon to recover the mobile crane’s computer. It could provide some clues as to why the 565-foot-long boom toppled to the ground Friday morning in lower Manhattan.

Officials say work crews will soon begin cutting the downed crane into as many as 35 pieces, then trucking them away. Officials hope to clear the damaged street by Monday morning.

Wall Street worker David Wichs was killed in the collapse. Three other people were hurt by debris.

The crane fell as it was being lowered amid roughly 20 mph winds in a snow squall.

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12:30 a.m.

Officials are working to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a New York City street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars.

Three other people were hurt by debris on Friday in lower Manhattan, two of them seriously.

Still, city officials say, it could have been much worse.

Mayor Bill de Blasio says a construction crew was directing people away from the area as the crane was being lowered and that most likely prevented further tragedy.

Wall Street worker David Wichs was killed in the collapse. His family says he was a mathematical whiz who worked at a computerized trading firm.

Officials plan to hold another news conference on Saturday at the collapse site.

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