Two seriously injured in Mayfield crash; One driver to face charges

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a motor vehicle crash in the town of Mayfield that seriously injured two people.

The crash happened on Saturday, Nov. 18 on state Route 29A at about 11 p.m. The preliminary investigation has determined that a pickup truck driven by Owen Marek, 18, of Broadalbin, was traveling east on Route 29A, when he passed two vehicles as he approached a blind curve, investigators said in a post Friday on their Facebook page.

Marek’s vehicle crossed into the westbound lane when he rounded the corner and struck head on a westbound vehicle driven by Evan Wiezenski, 23, of Gloversville. Marek’s vehicle caught fire and was fully engulfed when deputies arrived. Both drivers were taken to Albany Medical Center.

Marek is in stable condition. Wiezenski is in critical condition in the intensive care unit. Both men required surgery.

Sheriff Richard Giardino said when the investigation is complete and after consultation with Fulton County District Attorney Mike Poulin, charges will be filed against Marek. Investigators are awaiting the toxicology report and accident reconstruction report. At this point, speed, alcohol and improper passing appear to be factors in the crash, police said. 

New York State Police, Mayfield EMS and Fire, the Lake-Valley Ambulance Service, Berkshire Fire Department and EMS County Coordinator Mark Souza assisted at the scene.