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Deputies arrest man wanted in crash that killed soccer player on Canyon Road

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Dec. 27, 2011 at 6:11 am with 5 Comments »
December 27, 2011 3:27 pm

A 20-year-old man wanted in a deadly crash on Canyon Road in September has been arrested.

Brandon D. Fair surrendered himself to authorities and was booked into Pierce County Jail about 11:30 p.m. Monday, according to the online jail roster. He should make his first court appearance today.

Last week, Pierce County prosecutors charged Fair with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and driving with a suspended or revoked license in the Sept. 20 crash that killed Clara Vallone, a well-liked junior and soccer player at Graham-Kapowsin High School.

Prosecutors alleged Fair was under the influence of marijuana, speeding and driving recklessly north on Canyon Road East when his car lost control and slammed into a power pole in the 13700 block.

Vallone, 16, was riding in the back and died of her injuries shortly after the crash. Another backseat passenger – a 16-year-old girl – was injured.

The two girls were defenders on the Graham-Kapowsin High School girls’ soccer team. They had been on their way to a game at Sparks Stadium.

A warrant had been issued for Fair’s arrest and Tacoma-Pierce County Crime Stoppers had offered a reward for information on his whereabouts.

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies booked Fair into jail. The circumstances of his arrest were not immediately known.

Leave a comment Comments → 5
  1. Can we throw the book at this guy? Please?

  2. Jaysantos says:

    Tragic. Girls, if a guy is 20 and you are 16, he is more likely than not……A LOSER! Please use your best judgement….

  3. jaysantos,I think your generalizations about age are pitifully inaccurate!

  4. tukwilatommygun says:

    if i was a parent of a 16 yo girl, and found out she was riding around with a 20 yo man high on pot, i would be livid. enough said. Tragic. RIP.

  5. I agree with dehsa. This is not a question about age. This whole thing is about common sense. I’m 4 years older than my wife. Wanna throw me in jail?

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