Update: Head-On Crash Victim Dies After Accident

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A Lewis County woman who was critically injured in a head-on, two-vehicle crash Saturday died Monday, according to a Facebook page organized by her friends and family.

References to her death have since been removed from the Facebook page. What remains is a fundraiser to help the family with expenses.

There was no official confirmation of her death Tuesday morning. She's listed in critical condition at a Syracuse hospital. 

Renee Beyer's death was announced in a statement that read "A wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, co-worker, neighbor and Incredible Woman has lost an awful struggle today and sounds mild to use the phrase 'she will be missed.'"

Lewis County Sheriff's deputies said vehicles driven by Deborah Aguirre and Beyer collided on Route 12.

Deputies said both were transported to Upstate University Medical Center in Syracuse by helicopter.

A nursing supervisor said Aguirre was not at the hospital Monday morning.

According to a press release Saturday, Aguirre swerved into oncoming traffic and hit Beyer.

No tickets had been issued as of Monday

Aguirre was charged in February 2012 in Watertown with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a charged that was reduced in July, 2012 to driving while ability impaired. Aguirre was fined, ordered to take classes and lost her license for 90 days.

She was involved in an accident in November, 2012 on Huntington Street in which the car she was driving struck a tree. No tickets were issued.
 
Deborah Aguirre is 40 and is from Gill Street in Watertown. Renee Beyer was 39 and from Rector Road in  Lowville. She was a senior planner for Lewis County government.

The accident happened at 1:22 pm, just south of Cobb Road
 
Both women were treated on scene by Lewis County Search and Rescue and Copenhagen fire and rescue personnel, with state police assisting.

Sunday, September 21, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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