Bride hurt in crash upgraded to fair condition

An Augusta woman who was hospitalized after a wreck just hours after her wedding was upgraded from critical to fair condition Sun­day, Georgia Regents Medical Center spokeswoman Jennifer Scott said.

Crystal Lynn Krentler, 35, was traveling with her husband, Brian Allen Orze­chowski, 36, on June 1 when their Saturn SL1 crossed the center line on Wash­ington Road near Wild­wood Park around 9 p.m. and struck an oncoming vehicle, killing Orze­chowski. The newlyweds were believed to be on their way to Pointes West Army Resort at Lake Thur­mond.

Krentler was listed in critical condition as recently as Friday, Scott said. She was upgraded to fair around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The driver of the other vehicle, Torvoy Curry, 35, was taken by ambulance to Doc­tors Hospital for injuries that weren’t life-threatening. It was later discovered that he was driving on a suspended license and had an open container in the car, Capt. Steve Morris said.

Curry will be charged with driving on a suspended license, and possibly charged for driving with an open container, Morris said.

Authorities waited to press charges until Curry was released from the hospital.

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