Remembering Eric Brown: Boone County father of 3 killed in tragic accident
UNION, KY. (WKRC) – On Friday, September 8th, 36-year-old Eric Brown was fatally struck by a car while crossing U.S. Highway 42 near Old Union Road. Brown leaves behind a wife and three children.
Brown was thrown a short distance after the collision. The driver of the car that hit Brown is 64-year-old Steven Hoersting. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is handing the investigation and says Hoersting is cooperating and speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.
"It was a tragedy and it's a shock to everybody and we just want to make this as easy and as celebratory as possible for everyone,” said Cindy Heinlen.
Heinlen works with Brown’s wife Jennifer Brown at Costco.
"She talked about him all the time, the love of her life. Eric was a great guy, willing to help anybody,” said Heinlen.
Funeral services will be held at Don Catchen & Son Funeral Home, 3525 Dixie Highway, Elsmere, KY on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a prayer service beginning at 8 p.m.
On Friday, September 15th, a fundraiser and benefit for the Brown family will take place at the Dixie Café Club located at 3424 Dixie Hwy, Erlanger, KY 41018.
It runs from 6 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.