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SEARCH CONTINUES FOR DRIVER IN FATAL HIT-RUN

State police Sunday were continuing their search for a hit-run driver who struck and killed Dean C. Brown, 50, the town's water superintendent in front of his home at 3161 Woodland Ave. Saturday night.

Brown was standing with his son, Dean E. Brown, at the edge of their driveway when he was struck and thrown into the back fender of a parked car at 10:40 p.m., according to Niagara County Coroner Kenneth Sherrie, who pronounced Brown dead at the scene.

The son was not injured, Sherrie said.

Trooper Jeffrey Schneggenburger said the small, light-colored car was traveling north on Woodland at a high rate of speed when it hit Brown.

Troopers, who had just been in the neighborhood investigating a complaint about a loud party, arrived at the scene shortly after Brown was killed. Investigators Ronald Malcarne and Robert Sulecki continued to question witnesses Sunday.

Born in Niagara Falls, Brown started working for the Town of Niagara as a laborer 30 years ago, and moved up to superintendent of the Water and Sewer Department.

Brown was engaged to marry Kathryn Wolf of the Town of Niagara.

In addition to his son, survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Kanouff of Niagara Falls; his mother, Anna S. Kelly; a brother, David R. of Wilson; a sister, Carrie Hunt of Niagara Falls, and a grandchild.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Grimes Funeral Home, 7311 Porter Road. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.

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