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Max Barron, a former Holland Volunteer Fire company chief, was fatally injured when struck by a northbound car in front of his south Protection Road home in Holland 10:14 a.m. today. Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard told The Buffalo News that Barron, 89, who was chief of the fire company about 40 years ago and was a long-time and well-respected member of that company, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, Harley Teluk, 19, of Holland, was treated at the scene for what appeared to be minor injuries and was taken to South Buffalo Mercy Hospital by the Holland Fire Department for evaluation.

In addition to the members of the Holland Fire Department, the Sheriff’s Accident Investigation Unit was assisted at the scene by the New York State Police. The sheriff said the investigation of the incident is continuing. No charges have been filed against the motorist.