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Lockport woman hurt in Friday crash dies

The 19-year-old Lockport woman who was critically injured in a crash with a pickup truck in the Town of Lockport early Friday afternoon died at the Erie County Medical Center this morning, officials with the hospital and the Niagara County Sheriff’s office.

Laken B. Pearce had to be airlifted from the scene of the crash at Leete Road and Sunset Drive shortly after 2:30 p.m. Friday. According to law enforcement reports Pearce failed to yield the right of way at the intersection and crashed into a truck driven by Paul I. Lunick, 49, of Grand Island. The pickup truck driver was not injured.