West Seneca Democratic Committee Chairman Killed in Crash

November 27, 2013 Updated Nov 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon
By Megan Erbacher

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West Seneca Democratic Committee Chairman Killed in Crash

November 27, 2013 Updated Nov 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM EDT

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WKBW) - The chairman of the West Seneca Democratic Committee was killed in a two-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning; another driver is now charged with driving while intoxicated.

Police say Robert J. Styn of West Seneca was driving drunk when he struck 33-year-old Daniel McParlane's vehicle on Indian Church Road at 12:10 a.m. on Wednesday. McParlane was killed in the crash.

Styn was arrested at the scene and later released. He will be arraigned in the Town of West Seneca Court.

Police say weather conditions may also have contributed to the incident, and an investigation is ongoing.

McParlane was involved in local government as the chairman of the West Seneca Democratic Committee.