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Prosecutors to review crash that killed popular UP assistant principal

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 3, 2011 at 9:10 am |
May 3, 2011 9:10 am

Tacoma police will forward their investigation into a crash Saturday that killed a popular University Place assistant principal to Pierce County prosecutors for review.

Bryan Beale, 37, was killed Saturday morning when the motorcycle he was riding struck an SUV at the intersection of South 12th and South Stevens streets. Witnesses reported the driver of the SUV ran a red light, police have reported.

Neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to have been a factor, police reported. The SUV driver was not arrested or cited at the scene.

Police investigators will wait for prosecutors to review the findings of the deadly crash before making a decision on whether to charge – or cite – the SUV’s driver, police spokesman Mark Fulghum said.

Beale was the assistant principal at Drum Intermediate School.

A celebration of Beale’s life is set for 1 p.m. May 14 at the University Place Presbyterian Church, 8101 27th Street W.

Beale’s parents plan to set up a scholarship fund in lieu of flowers; details on that account will be forthcoming, family friend Tom Edwards said.

Staff writer Kris Sherman contributed to this report

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