Man charged in fatal head-on crash in Wales

WALES, N.Y. (WIVB) — Investigators with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office have charged a Marilla man with vehicular manslaughter for a head-on crash in Wales.

Authorities say a vehicle driven by Mark Korzelius, 52, crossed over the center line on Two Rod Road near the intersection of Route 20A and struck a passing vehicle.

A 9-year-old girl, who was riding in the car that was struck, died at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. A second passenger, a 7-year-old girl, was treated and released at the scene.

Korzelius is charged with DWI – impaired by drugs, vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault. Investigators say the investigation is on-going and more charges are pending. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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