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Douglas tries to help family cope with memories of tragic past

— “They were in the water doing everything that they could to get those people out, and the family was very appreciative of that when we talked,” Douglas said. “They went way above and beyond the call to do whatever they could to get to those people.”

Douglas said that there was work done on that portion of the Carey Road culvert after Tropical Storm Irene devastated the area in August.

“We had done some work at that site after the storm, as we have done with many areas,” Douglas said, adding that he does not remember if guiderails were ever used on that section of road.

The supervisor added that guiderails are something that the town and highway department is constantly looking at.

“We are always looking at areas in the town that could use them,” Douglas said. “I got an email at 8:30 a.m. that morning about work in another section of town.”

The accident was the first of two over the past week, with Nadine A. Kilcullen, 49, of Horicon, killed when the car she was driving in was found upside down on Schroon River Road in Chester in the early morning hours of Dec. 5. According to reports, the car went off the road on a sharp right curve where there is no guiderail along the river. It landed several feet out into the river, upside down in about three feet of water.

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