An Oswego woman was killed early Sunday on her way home from a conference in Phoenix, Ariz. when a 27-year-old man drove the wrong way and crashed head-on into the vehicle she was riding in, police said.
Mary Boysman, vice president of marketing and advertising for the East Syracuse-based Aspen Dental Management, attended the Association of National Advertisers conference this weekend in Phoenix.
Raja Marlmuthu, 55, of Gilbert, Ariz., was driving Boysman to the airport when their southbound Cadillac SUV collided with a pickup truck heading north in the southbound lane of the 65 mph highway, Cook said.
Police suspect Benjamin Kuzelka, 27, of Phoenix, Ariz., may have been impaired when he drove the wrong way, Cook said. A search warrant was issued to get a sample of Kuzelka\’s blood, the officer said.
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A Yorkville man was killed when the car he was a passenger in crashed early Sunday morning in Oswego, police said.
Jason B. Callahan, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Kendall County Coroner’s Office, authorities said.
The driver, Kristen M. Leonard, 31, of West Chicago was traveling in the 5000 block of Minkler Road about 12:02 a.m. when her vehicle struck a guardrail, police officials said.
Leonard was transported by ambulance to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora for medical treatment.
Capt. Jeff Burgner, media relations officer for the Oswego Police Department, said Leonard has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence-death, aggravated DUI-great bodily harm, improper lane use and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
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The Oswego man who helped organize a massive candlelight vigil for the three men killed in a car accident earlier this week was arrested for drunken driving just hours after the vigil.
Oswego police arrested Matthew Haws around 11:55 p.m. Wednesday at East Cayuga and East Seventh streets for driving while intoxicated, operating a vehicle while using a portable electronic device and failure to use a designated lane, a police lieutenant said.
Haws told a Palladium-Times reporter at the vigil he had been drinking during the event and that all of the victims of the accident were close friends.
The vigil was organized to pay tribute to the three men who died when the vehicle they were traveling in took a turn on East Albany Street, hit a telephone pole and came to a rest at the intersection with Shampine Drive. A witness, who narrowly missed being struck by the car, said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed. Police said the men had all been drinking prior to the wreck.
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