Mom charged in Death of Toddler in Saratoga County



A collision in Saratoga County that took the life of a toddler, now has her mother facing Vehicular Manslaughter and other charges.  

Saratoga County Sheriff's Office says their investigation of the February 5th collision in the Town of Hadley has concluded that 20 year old Alison Pecor was under the influence of narcotics while driving and that she had failed to secure her daughter Gracelynn Madison into her car seat.  

According to the Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred a little before 10:30 am when Pecor was driving her Mitsubishi Galant northbound on Route 9N and crossed into the southbound lane striking a Honda Civic that was being driven by 55 year old Denise Scofield. 

Scofield is still hospitalized, recovering from the injuries she sustained in the head-on collision.

18 month old Garcelynn Madison was taken first to Saratoga Hospital and then to Albany Medical Center. Two days later the tot passed away.

Pecor is charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, Vehicular Assault, DWAI, Reckless Driving, Failure to Keep Right, and Failure to Properly Restrain Rear Seat Child Passenger.

Early reports indicated that Pecor is being assigned a public defender.

Photo provided by Saratoga County Sheriff's Office.


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