GENESEE COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Baldwinsville teenager who was involved in a crash in Western New York has been upgraded to serious condition at a Buffalo hospital. The crash happened in Genesee County Sunday afternoon.
Kelly Gleason, a junior at Baker High School, was a passenger in an SUV driven by her father when a car crashed into it head on. Audrey Gleason, 55, Kelly's mother, died from her injuries. Gleason was a special education worker and bus driver in the district.
Deputies say the driver of the car, Gerald Kania, 47, became distracted before the crash and didn't notice a car that was waiting to make a left turn. That's when he swerved into the on-coming lane.
Deputies say charges are likely.
Baldwinsville School District has been providing counseling for both high school students and the transportation department.