Wrong-way Northway crash victim also waiting for new kidney

Alcohol played a role in a head-on crash on the Northway earlier this week, where the driver was going the wrong way.

The crash happened on Tuesday, when police say 59-year-old Cynthia Murphy of South Glens Falls got on the highway in Lake George at Exit 21, and headed south in the northbound lanes.

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Charges against Murphy are currently pending.

Jaime Yard, 35, was airlifted to Albany Med. Her family tells NewsChannel 13 she has been waiting for a kidney transplant for years.

Jamie’s mom says her daughter is in end stage kidney failure, and has been on dialysis for six years.

She’s been staying with her family in Lake George for two years, waiting for a kidney transplant.

She’s from Florida, where her two young kids Sophia and Joseph still live as she waits for a transplant. She’s now first on the list for a donor from Columbia Medical Center, and waiting for a match, so she can go home to her kids.

"She goes over homework, and she tries to read books together with the kids, but it’s obviously not the same. They came up for a month this summer. Otherwise dad has them full-time until mom gets her transplant and gets well."

Yard has been released from the hospital. Her mom says it’s a miracle she didn’t break any bones.

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