Phoenix man charged in fatal wrong-way crash - New York News

Phoenix man charged in fatal wrong-way crash

Posted: Updated:
Benjamin Charles Kuzelka Benjamin Charles Kuzelka

PHOENIX (AP) - A man is being held on $500,000 bond in a wrong-way freeway crash in Phoenix that killed a New York woman last month.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 27-year-old Benjamin Charles Kuzelka was arraigned Friday on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault, endangerment, aggravated DUI and criminal damage.

Kuzelka, of Phoenix, was arrested Thursday after being released from a hospital. He was recovering from injuries sustained in the Oct. 6 accident that killed 55-year-old Mary A. Boysman of Oswego, N.Y.

DPS officials say Boysman was a passenger in an SUV that was struck head-on by a vehicle driving in the wrong direction on State Route 51. The driver of the SUV was seriously injured and hospitalized for days.

Kuzelka doesn't have an attorney yet. His next court appearance is Nov. 14.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    'Spider-man' slugs cop in Times Square

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:54:59 GMT
    New York City NewsNew York City News
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.
  • Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Kayakers breach New York's JFK airport security

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:46:29 GMT
    The tower at John F. Kennedy International AirportThe tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a Kennedy Airport security perimeter.
    Two kayakers have been cited for trespassing after breaching a security perimeter at New York's Kennedy Airport.
  • Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Woman gets 20-year prison term for fatal stabbing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:32:05 GMT
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
    A southern New Jersey woman who fatally stabbed a man last year during an argument in his home has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices