Woman dies in Rte. 22 collision


A 38-year-old Granville woman was killed in a motor vehicle collision on State Route 22 in the vicinity of Dollar General and Granville Small Animal Hospital on Sept. 14.

“An investigation has determined Richelle K. Wooddell, of Granville entered the roadway from a residential driveway and failed to yield to the right of way for a vehicle traveling northwest on State Route 22. The vehicle struck Wooddell’s vehicle,” State Police said in a press release.

“Wooddell was pronounced deceased a short time later at Glens Falls Hospital. The other vehicle’s operator also suffered injuries believed to be nonlife-threatening.”

The driver of the pickup truck was identified through the state police incident report blotter as 62-year-old Craig Daigle, of Granville.

State Police said the investigation is ongoing while the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said it was also on scene for the incident. The road was reportedly closed to traffic for about three hours.

Describing Wooddell in a Facebook post by Wooddell’s sister-in-law, Rachael MacNeil: “She was a loving mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, and sister-in-law. She put herself through college after having her four kids and was dedicated to residents and staff of the assisted living facility she managed.”

Visitation hours according to MacNeil’s post took place at Robert M. King Funeral Home in Granville on Sept. 17 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

A GoFundMe page has been established by Wooddell’s sister-in-law, Kim Stone, to contribute towards funeral costs and care for the children, and can be accessed at https://www.gofundme.com/f/funeral-costs-care-for-children?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR1pnApDoa4XMpDAD_KmKGv9AIceCxnWKz3wdehYVrx3oDbgCFpSfaa3a0w.

A “Meal Train” page designed to provide meals for the family has been created with several community members and restaurants committed to donating funds or food for specific date. To contribute, go to https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/egm942?fbclid=IwAR2StqVYy6kdS7EA9Qsxl2KVBLA6e1anHYbFisZMo_OAyRnG_-waZCIvoG0.