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Keeseville pair dead following motor vehicle accident

PLATTSBURGH - A Keeseville couple has died from injuries sustained in a two-car motor vehicle accident Nov. 20.

According to state police, Robert B. Daignault, 67, Keeseville, was operating a 2000 Dodge Intrepid shortly after 9 a.m. and was stopped on Banker Road facing north at the intersection of State Route 3. Daignault failed to observe a 2008 Dodge Caravan being operated in an easterly direction by Paula A. Reed, 56, Morrisonville, New York and attempted to proceed through the intersection. Daignault's vehicle was struck in the driver's door by Reed's vehicle.

Daignault was pronounced deceased at the scene by Clinton County Coroner David F. Donah. A passenger in the Daignault vehicle, Gladys M. Daignault, 89, Keeseville, was transported to CVPH Medical Center where she succumbed to her injuries. Reed was transported to CVPH with minor injuries. The Troop B Collision Reconstruction Unit responded to assist with the investigation along with Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie.

An autopsy for Robert Daignault was performed at CVPH by Dr. Deonarayan Saha who determined the cause of death to be a lacerated aorta. Donah ruled the manner of death to be accidental. An autopsy for Gladys Daignault is scheduled for Monday to determine the cause of death. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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