Lancaster Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Manslaughter for Killing Boy in Bike While Drunk

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LANCASTER, NY – A Lancaster man who drove his car into two teenage boys while drinking and driving, killing one and seriously injuring another has pleaded guilty to the charges against him.

On August 28, 2020, at approximately 10:00 p.m., 55-year-old Kevin J. Czajka of the Town of Lancaster was driving a vehicle, while under the influence of alcohol, eastbound on Pleasant View Drive in the Town of Lancaster when he hit two teenage boys who were riding their bicycles. The defendant drove off without reporting the incident. He was located a short time later by Lancaster Police officers.

As a result of the crash, both victims were taken by ambulance to ECMC. One victim, 18-year-old Maytham Vukelic of East Aurora, died at the hospital. The second victim was hospitalized for several days for serious physical injuries.  

Czajka faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. He continues to remain released on $50,000 bond previously posted in Lancaster Town Court.

 

On August 28, 2020, at approximately 10:00 p.m., 55-year-old Kevin J. Czajka of Town of Lancaster was driving a vehicle, while under the influence of alcohol, eastbound on Pleasant View Drive in the Town of Lancaster when he hit two teenage boys who were riding their bicycles. The defendant drove off without reporting the incident. He was located a short time later by Lancaster Police officers.

Both victims were taken by ambulance to ECMC. One victim, 18-year-old Maytham Vukelic of East Aurora, died at the hospital. The second victim was hospitalized for several days for serious physical injuries.  

Czajka faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when he is sentenced on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. He continues to remain released on $50,000 bond previously posted in Lancaster Town Court.

DA Flynn commends the Lancaster Police Department for their work in the investigation.  

The case was prosecuted by Chief Paul J. Glascott of the Vehicular Crimes Bureau.