The daughter of a Fulton County supervisor was fatally injured Friday when her vehicle crashed into trees along Route 30 in Northampton, but her infant son survived without injury.
Carolyn L. Aguilera, 38, of Gloversville, died Saturday at Albany Medical Center, where she was taken following the one-vehicle accident, said Fulton County Sheriff Thomas Lorey.
The sheriff said Aguilera was not wearing a seat belt and may have been ejected from the car. A passing motorist found her almost immediately after the accident, which occurred about 2 p.m. Friday north of the Northville Bridge.
Aguilera’s 7-week-old child, Liam C. Humphrey, was strapped into a car seat in the rear seat at the time of the accident and was not harmed, Lorey said.
Aguilera was traveling south when she crossed the northbound lane of Route 30 and went off the road, Lorey said. He said speed was not a factor. “It was a straight, level, dry road.”
Pending an autopsy, he said he suspects Aguilera suffered some sort of medical episode “we are not aware of.”
The Albany County coroner has charge of the case, Lorey said.
Aguilera is the daughter of Gloversville Ward 4 Supervisor Shirley Savage. Savage said her daughter was “very bubbly and happy-go-lucky. She would give you the shirt off her back.”
She did not know why her daughter might have driven off the road.
Aguilera worked as a licensed practice nurse at the Fulton County Residential Care Facility and for Nurse Connections in Albany. She had three other children: Owen Humphrey, 3; Jacob Humphrey, 6; and David Henry Sise III, 18.
Savage said a scholarship fund for the children will be established through NBT Bank.
Aguilera’s funeral will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home in Johnstown. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Savage said Aguilera donated her organs and will be cremated.
The incident was the second fatal motor vehicle accident in as many days in Fulton County. Mark Feldman, 73, of Johnstown, was killed Thursday after being struck by a car while retrieving his mail on Route 29 at Steele Avenue Extension in the town of Johnstown.
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