Potsdam woman dies after suffering medical emergency prior to personal-injury accident in Canton, deputies say
CANTON — A Potsdam woman was killed in a motor vehicle accident Sept. 11 on U.S. Highway 11, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.
Karen S. Rivers, 55, died after the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox she was operating exited the north shoulder of the roadway following a medical emergency, officers said.No passengers reported any injuries.
Rivers was transported to Canton-Potsdam Hospital by Canton Rescue for treatment and later transferred to SUNY Upstate Medical Center where she died from a condition not related to the accident, deputies said.
Deputies were assisted also on scene by Canton police and Canton fire.