Friday, 24 January 2014 11:55
Fatal Vehicle Accident Details Emerge
SARATOGA SPRINGS — On Friday, January 10, 2014, at 6:56 a.m., officers responded to a motor vehicle accident on State Route 50 south, just north of East/West Road. A 2000 Ford pick-up truck, operated by Gary Carter, 51, of Saratoga Springs, had been traveling southbound on Route 50 in the left lane. The Ford went off the left shoulder, struck the guard rail, and then struck a second vehicle from behind. This second vehicle was a 2007 Toyota being operated by a one Karen Daigle of Schuylerville. After this collision, the Ford crossed over into the northbound lane, spun around and then crossed back over all lanes of traffic. The Ford came to a stop after striking a snowbank on the west side of Route 50. Saratoga Springs Fire responded to the scene. Mr. Carter was then transported to Saratoga Hospital by them for an unknown medical condition. The other operator did not report any injury. Police recently learned that Mr. Carter had passed away on January 13. Based upon the investigation, police believe that Mr. Carter suffered some type of medical emergency prior to the accident taking place and his death was not caused by injuries sustained in the actual collision.