One person dead after Allegany County man crashes stolen car in Town of Pavilion

Genesee County

PAVILION, N.Y. (WIVB) — An Allegany County man was arrested and is facing misdemeanor and felony charges after leaving the scene of a car accident that left one person dead in the Town of Pavilion Friday, according to New York State Police.

An investigation by State Police revealed Brennan Dean, 20, of Bolivar was speeding southbound around 2:30 p.m. on Starr Road in Pavilion. When he approached a curve, Dean drove off the road and hit a utility pole. Dean’s passenger, who hasn’t been identified, was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.

NYSP said after the crash Dean tried to leave the scene, but patrols located him. The 2010 Chevy Cobalt Dean was driving was reported stolen from North Tonawanda the day of the crash.

The 20-year-old was taken to Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital for treatment and was arrested when he was released. He was arraigned in Town of Pavilion Court on second-degree vehicular manslaughter, fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, leaving the scene of a fatal motor vehicle accident, DWAI-drugs and other traffic violations.

Brennan Dean is in the Genesee County jail in lieu of $100,000 cash or $200,000 bond.

A criminal investigation is ongoing.


One person is dead after a crash in the Genesee County Town of Pavilion Friday afternoon.

New York State Police said in a news release, one person was driving south on Starr Road near Crossman Road around 2:30 p.m. with a passenger when they hit a utility pole. One occupant died and the other was transported to Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation by NYSP is ongoing.

News 4 is working to learn whether it was the driver or passenger that died in the collision.

Patrick Ryan is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2020. See more of his work here.

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