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Lancaster man charged in fatal hit-and-run that killed East Aurora teen

Kevin J. Czajka, 53, was arraigned in Lancaster Town Court Tuesday on several charges
Credit: Erie County District Attorney

LANCASTER, N.Y. — A Lancaster man is facing several charges in connection with a fatal hit-and-run that killed an East Aurora teen last month.

Kevin J. Czajka, 53, was arraigned in Lancaster Town Court Tuesday on the following charges: 

  • One count of Aggravated Vehicular Assault, Class “C” felony
  • One count of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, Class “D” felony
  • One count of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Resulting in Death, Class “D” felony
  • One count of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Resulting in Serious Physical Injury, Class “E” felony         
  • Two counts of Driving While Intoxicated, Class “A” misdemeanors
  • Three vehicle and traffic law violations

Investigators say Czajka allegedly was driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on Pleasant View Drive when he hit two teenage boys who were riding their bicycles. He is accused of also leaving the scene of the accident. 

Both teens were taken to ECMC.  One of the victims, Maytham Vukelic, 18 died at the hospital.  The second victim suffered multiple injuries, but has since been released from the hospital. 

Czajka is scheduled to return to court  October 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. for a felony hearing. His bail is set at $25,000 cahs or $50,000 bond. 

Credit: Lancaster Police Department
Photo: Lancaster Police Department