Phoenix man pleads not guilty in wrong-way crash

Benjamin Charles Kuzelka

Benjamin Charles Kuzelka

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 27 at 6:23 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- A 27-year-old Phoenix man charged in a wrong-way freeway crash in Phoenix that killed a New York woman has pleaded not guilty.
 
Benjamin Charles Kuzelka entered the plea Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court.
 
He was indicted on charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault, endangerment and aggravated DUI.
 
Kuzelka was arrested Nov. 7 after being released from a hospital where he was treated for injuries from the Oct. 6 accident that killed 55-year-old Mary A. Boysman of Oswego, N.Y.
 
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.
 

 

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