An 11-year-old boy was killed Friday afternoon when the minivan his mother was driving collided into a pick-up truck on Corinth Mountain Road in the Town of Wilton.
James Eggleston, of Corinth, died on the scene of the accident shortly after 4 p.m. as the result of neck trauma, according to State Police Sergeant John Bellavigna.
The boy’s mother, Shiho Price, 39, of Castleton, was driving the Dodge Caravan, police said. Her four children were in the vehicle with her.
Bellavigna said it wasn’t clear if Price was speeding, but said she was definitely driving too fast for the road conditions and winding curves. She crossed the double yellow line into a Ford F-150 pickup truck being driven by James Pittelli, 22, of Corinth.
Following the accident, Price’s 3-year-old son was taken by helicopter to Albany Medical Center, where Bellavigna said his status was unknown on Saturday afternoon. Her 14-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son were treated and released from Albany Medical Center. Price was also taken to Albany Medical Center, and Bellavigna did not know her condition on Saturday afternoon.
Eggleston and the 14-year-old daughter are from Price’s previous relationship. All of the children in the minivan were properly restrained, police said.
According to Bellavigna, Pittelli and his 52-year-old father, the truck passenger, were transported to Saratoga Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The State Police and the Wilton EMS responded to the accident. The State Police Accident Reconstruction Unit also came to the scene and was developing a report.
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