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A Rochester police officer who suffered life-threatening injuries more than a decade ago while on the job, died in a two-car crash Tuesday night.
Greece police say Felicia Amiger, formerly Gilchrist, 43, was being driven to the hospital and died after the crash at the hospital. Amiger was a Rochester police officer.
Her rookie year, back in April of 2001, she suffered serious injuries after she was hit by a car while working on Culver Road.
Greece police say Amiger's father was driving her to the hospital for a medical emergency she was having when the crash happened. Authorities say it's unknown if the crash or a pre-existing medical condition caused her death.
Police say the two-car accident happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday on Long Pond Road in Greece. They say Amiger's father was rushing to the hospital and that's when his car collided with another at the intersection.
Amiger was rushed from the scene to Unity Hospital where she later was pronounced dead. No one else was seriously hurt in the crash.
Greece Deputy Police Chief Jason Helfer responded to the crash. He knew Amiger. The two attended basic training together. Amiger was hit by a car while on the job eight months later.
"She was a great, fun-loving person, very friendly, very jovial. At first it crosses your mind when you're at the scene but you're focused on getting the job done at hand and hours afterward you start thinking about this could happen to any of us. I'm glad to see that she did have her family around her which is important. The family seems pretty close. It's unfortunate the last 12 or 13 years what she had to deal with just coming out of the academy. She really loved doing the job," said Helfer.
It is uncertain if her father ran through the red light, causing the collision.
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