Driver indicted in fatal Palatine crash

Driver indicted in fatal Palatine crash

There are 3 comments on the Recorder story from Sep 30, 2010, titled Driver indicted in fatal Palatine crash. In it, Recorder reports that:

FONDA a ' A Fort Plain woman faces a laundry list of charges for her alleged role in a July crash that killed a Jefferson County motorcyclist.

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Glens Falls, NY

#1 Sep 30, 2010
Driver indicted in fatal Palatine crash


Recorder News Staff

FONDA A Fort Plain woman faces a laundry list of charges for her alleged role in a July crash that killed a Jefferson County motorcyclist.

A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Sybil D. Monk, 34, of 172 Route 80, on felony charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, aggravated vehicular assault, vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault and two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the car, as well as misdemeanor counts of reckless driving and failure to keep right.

An arraignment date for Monk has yet to be set.

Investigators said Monk was driving west on Route 5 about 1:30 p.m. with two of her children in the car when she crossed the center line and hit the two eastbound motorcyclists in front of Lee Publications. Investigators believe Monk was returning to her home from the Dutchtown Plaza area at the time of the accident and was under the influence of an unspecified drug.

Bruce Gilmore, 66, of Wellesley Island, was killed in the crash, while Douglas Estelle, 48, of Clayton, was seriously injured. Gilmore was a married father of six and grandfather of 11 who worked as a systems operation manager for the New York Power Authority in Marcy.

Monk and one of her children, a 4-year-old boy who was riding in a child seat in the rear of the car, suffered minor injuries, while her 13-year-old son, who was riding in the front seat, was uninjured. Investigators said Monk failed field sobriety tests administered shortly after the accident.

Some of the crash was recorded by a security camera at Lee Publications, investigators said.
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So Sad

Queensbury, NY

#2 Oct 1, 2010
Not sure why they are waiting so long to set her court date that's crazy. That is a long list of charges hopefully justice will be served.

Queensbury, NY

#3 Oct 1, 2010
I think the problem with getting the trial date lies in the fact that this happened in Montgomery County and most resources for this county are, unfortunately, taken up by the enormous amount of felony drug cases that come out of Amsterdam. If one were to ask Judge Catena about 8-10 of the dockets he has lined up he would say drugs, from Amsterdam. It is sad, but it is the world we live in. Sybil may have her freedom for now, but I am confident she will do some serious time. God willing justice will be served for Mr. Gillmore and Mr. Estelle and thier families.

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