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CAMBRIA – A Lockport injured in an accident late last month died Sunday in Erie County Medical Center, according to the Niagara County Sheriff Department.

Barbara Pate, 70, a rear-seat passenger, was ejected from the vehicle when it struck a ditch and rolled over just before 6 p.m. Oct. 28 in the 4700 block of Saunders Settlement Road west of Comstock Road.

The driver, Wade Smith, 64, and another passenger, Annie Smith, 60, both of Lockport, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the rollover. Annie Smith was recovering from arm injuries in ECMC Tuesday and Wade Smith was treated and released from ECMC after suffering internal injuries.

Smith told deputies he fell asleep at the wheel, lost control and left the roadway. No charges have been filed in the accident.