HARTFORD — A South Glens Falls woman died Saturday when an all-terrain vehicle rolled over on top of her and her husband, seriously injuring him as well, police said.
Eileen Courville, 69, suffered severe head and neck injuries in the 2:21 p.m. accident along a private road off Blood Street known as Camp A Way, according to State Police.
State Police said she was a passenger on a four-wheeler driven by her husband, Mark Courville, 59, which rolled over on top of both of them near a seasonal home the couple owns, police said.
Authorities said Mrs. Courville was getting on the back of the vehicle, with her husband driving, when it unexpectedly accelerated in reverse, hit a small embankment and overturned.
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Both were pinned underneath, but Mr. Courville was able to access his cellphone and call 911 with the four-wheeler still on top of him. A neighbor who heard the emergency call over an emergency radio scanner went to the accident scene and was able to lift the vehicle off them, but Mrs. Courville was unconscious and later pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr. Courville was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition as of Wednesday morning.
State Police said the investigation was continuing as to what caused the vehicle to accidentally accelerate, but no charges were expected.
Trooper Mickey Bezio and State Police Investigator Kevin Reppenhagen investigated the case.