ARGYLE — The 15-year-old Hudson Falls girl who was critically hurt in a pickup truck crash Saturday night died on Sunday, officials said.
Skylar Wilson was pronounced dead at Albany Medical Center after suffering a serious head injury in the crash on Mahaffey Road around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, according to State Police.
Police said she was a passenger in the driver’s side rear seat of a Nissan pickup driven by her father, Nicholas Wilson of Argyle, when the truck slid off the icy road while eastbound near Hinds Road, hit trees and landed on its passenger side.
Nicholas Wilson and a third person who was in the vehicle were treated at the crash scene for minor injuries.
Police said Skylar was wearing a seatbelt. The State Police investigation was contintinuing, but no tickets were issued.
There were dozens of crashes around the region Saturday night as roads became slippery when temperatures dropped after rain showers. State Police had to summon a road crew to the accident scene to treat it as they worked to investigate and have the truck removed.
Skylar was a freshman at Hudson Falls High School, and Hudson Falls School Superintendent Linda Goewey said grief counselors and school psychology staff were available Monday to help deal with the tragedy.
She was a well-liked young woman and has an older sister who is a senior in the high school, so staff members are familiar with the family, the superintendent said.
Goewey said Skylar’s family plans a scholarship in her name and her fellow students plan to wear blue and white in her honor on Friday.
She said Skylar was a “hard-working, relatively quiet, sweet girl” who was a good student, involved in a middle school science club for girls and advanced placement classes. She also did volunteer work through St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward, where she was an altar server.
“Everyone was on board at the high school today to help with grief for both students and staff members,” Goewey said. “It’s very sad.”