TOWN OF NIAGARA, NY--- A Lockport woman is dead following a three vehicle crash Friday morning in the Town of Niagara.

It happened just before 7 A.M. on Lockport Rd. just east of Tuscarora Rd.

Police say two cars were heading west when one of them passed the other in a no-passing zone and was unable to recover after hitting a third vehicle heading east. They say the speed of the passing vehicle may have been a contributing factor as well.

The driver of that passing vehicle, Rodella Watterson, 29, was pronounced dead shortly after at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.

Of the other two drivers, only Christopher Clark, 39, of Niagara Falls was hurt. He was taken to Mt. St. Mary's for treatment of minor injuries.