BREAKING: The son of a prominent Toowoomba and Darling Downs family has been killed in a horror hit and run in Western Australia.
Tony Brown's son Patrick, 47, was killed in the Perth suburb of Cullcabardee on Wednesday night.
The West Australian reports he was found with serious injuries about 9pm after trying to get help for his bogged ute. He died at the scene.
Police believe the man was trying to flag down motorists for help when he was hit. Officers believe the person who hit him would have been aware of the incident.
The Brown family has been associated with the Toowoomba district since the 1890s.
Tony's great grandfather was a police sergeant at Drayton and tragically died while on duty.
Numerous members of the family attended St Ursula's College and Downlands College, including Father Denis Uhr who was a principal at Downlands.
Tony is currently a school crossing supervisor at Toowoomba East State School and has worked for the Electoral Commission at elections for more than eight years.
He is also involved in many community organisations including as a Justice of the Peace, at St Vincent's Private Hospital, Friends of the Empire Theatre and as secretary of the Range Tennis Club where he also plays.
Police are continuing their investigations into the incident and are appealing to members of the public to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.