Hamburg Father, Restaurant Owner Killed in Crash

July 8, 2011 Updated Jul 8, 2011 at 7:52 PM EDT

By John Borsa

July 8, 2011 Updated Jul 8, 2011 at 7:52 PM EDT

HAMBURG, NY (WKBW) - A popular restaurant owner was killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday night.

David Brown, 43, of Lake View, was killed after a car crashed into his motorcycle at the corner of Route 5 and North Creek Road at around 6 p.m.

"He was the ultimate restaurateur," said Evans Town Supervisor Francis Pordum, a friend of Brown. "He made you feel comfortable when you went there. It's such a shame and shock."

Brown owned Scallywags in Derby.

"Dave was just a good person. The type of businessman that you want to have in your community," said Pordum.

A note on the restaurant's entrance informed customers that the business is closed due to a death in the family.

Hamburg Police said the driver of the vehicle failed to yield the right of way.

Brown, a military reservist, is survived by his wife and children. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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