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Corinth woman charged in crash that killed daughter

Corinth woman charged in crash that killed daughter

Faces vehicular manslaughter, slew of other charges
Corinth woman charged in crash that killed daughter
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HADLEY -- A Corinth woman has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in connection with the February car crash that claimed the life of her 18-month-old daughter and left another driver hospitalized.

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Saratoga County sheriff’s deputies said Alison J. Pecor, 20, of 110 Hollister Road, was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the Feb. 5 crash on Route 9 in Hadley. Her daughter, Gracelynn Madison, was not properly secured into her child safety seat at the time of the crash, deputies said.

Pecor was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree vehicular manslaughter and second-degree vehicular assault, both felonies, according to the sheriff's office. She also faces charges of reckless driving and driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, both misdemeanors, deputies said.

She was also charged with failure to keep right of pavement markings and failure to properly restrain a rear seat child passenger, both violations, deputies said.

Pecor was driving with Gracelynn in the back seat when the crash occurred at around 10:30 a.m., deputies said. Pecor and Madison were taken to Saratoga Hospital, and Madison was then taken to Albany Medical Center where she died two days later as a result of her injuries, deputies said.

The crash occurred when Pecor’s Mitsubishi Galant, headed north on Route 9, crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a Honda Accord driven by Denise I. Scofield, 55, of Hadley, according to deputies. Their investigation found Pecor left her lane, entered Scofield’s lane and struck her vehicle head-on.

Scofield was flown to Albany Medical Center and was admitted in “critical but stable condition,” deputies said at the time. She remains hospitalized, deputies said Wednesday. 

Pecor was arraigned in Hadley Town Court and was sent to Saratoga County jail $15,000 cash bail or $30,000 bond.

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