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God told him to speed forward? Sober driver plows into five cars
- Updated: February 16, 2013
State Police responded to traffic complaint of a westbound vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and running a red light on Route 104 in the Town of Williamson. The reports began at the intersection of Route 104 and Pound Road in Williamson on Sunday (2/10) at 8:27 a.m.
A short time later a line of five vehicles was waiting for a traffic light at Route 104 and Lakeside Road in the Town of Ontario. Matthew J. Nosewicz, age 29, of Martville, NY, slammed into the last vehicle causing a chain reaction crash involving all six vehicles.
Nosewicz apparently never slowed down before hitting the first vehicle and the car computer black box showed he hit the first car in line traveling 104 miles per hour with no attempt to brake.
Five people were injured, including a one year-old child. The most serious of the victims was a woman who received a broken nose and teeth.
Nosewicz, who works for DuroFrame in Webster, was charged with Felony Reckless Endangerment in the 1st Degree, Felony Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree, Reckless Driving and numerous vehicle and traffic violations. Police stated they found no traces of either drugs or alcohol.
Nosewicz was arraigned and stated: “God told me to speed up and he would lead the way to work.” He was remanded to jail on $5000 cash/$10,000 bond to reappear in Ontario Town Court. A Court ordered psychiatric exam was ordered.
“It was a miracle no one was seriously hurt or killed,”said Wayne County District Attorney Rick Healy.