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Driver dies after crashing through railing at pier

DUNKIRK – Police identified the driver who died after driving off the city pier Saturday as Steve Kucmierz, 64.

The Dunkirk man is believed to have suffered a medical emergency just before the accident at about 10 p.m.

Dunkirk Fire Department and the city’s Underwater Rescue Team members extricated the victim from the submerged and badly damaged vehicle Saturday night. He was rushed to Brooks Memorial Hospital but he could not be revived.