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April 29, 2013

Woman in Friday accident dies

BY JOE OLENICK
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —

A Lockport woman involved in a Town of Lockport crash has died, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office confirmed today.

Laken B. Pearce, 19, was injured and taken by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center after an accident on Sunset Drive at the intersection of Leete Road at 2:47 p.m. on Friday.

Sheriff James R. Voutour said the accident is being investigated by the New York State Police and the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Accident Investigation Unit. 

Deputies determined that Pearce's westbound car on Leete Road failed to yield the right of way to a northbound truck. After the collision, both vehicles continued in a northwest direction and came to rest in a ditch on the west side of Sunset Drive.

"For whatever reason, she pulled out in front of him," Voutour said.

The driver of the truck, Paul I. Lunick, 49, of Grand Island was uninjured.