Woman dies when car rolls into Adirondack waterway
LAKE PLEASANT, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 69-year-old Rochester woman has died after she was trapped in a vehicle that rolled down a bank into an Adirondack waterway after her husband got out to take pictures.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says Frederick Stoss of Rochester pulled his 2015 Subaru off Route 30 in Lake Pleasant around 9:15 Saturday night. As he went to get a camera out of the back, the vehicle started rolling down a bank.
Stoss got back in and tried to stop the vehicle but was thrown out when the car hit a log. The vehicle became submerged and Stoss tried unsuccessfully to rescue his wife Dorothy.
Nearby campers heard Stoss yelling and called 911. One removed the woman from the vehicle.
Dorothy Stoss was pronounced dead at a Gloversville hospital.