An Arizona man is in custody in connection with a wrong-way freeway crash that killed an Oswego woman in October.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, on Wednesday, Benjamin Kuzelka, 27, of Phoenix, Arizona, was taken into custody for his involvement in the October 6, wrong-way collision that killed Mary Boysman, 55, of Oswego, NewYork. Raja Maramuthu, Boysman??s driver, was seriously injured in that collision.
Officials say detectives took Kuzelka into custody after he was released from John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital, where he had been recovering from injuries sustained in the crash.
At 4:30 a.m. on October 6, Kuzelka drove down the wrong way, northbound within the southbound car pool lane of State Route 51 between Bell and Greenway Road when he hit Maramuthu??s car head-on.
Boysman, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported from the scene, but was pronounced dead a short time later.
Maramuthu was also transported from the scene with serious injuries. Maramuthu was released from the hospital on October 10, however he has not been able to return to work due to his injuries, according to officials.
Officials say Kuzelka faces several charges including aggravated assault, endangerment, aggravated DUI and criminal damage.