SOUTH SOUND: Driver who died believed drunk

The driver of a vehicle who was killed in a crash on Yelm Highway June 15 is suspected of being intoxicated when the wreck occurred, according to Trooper Guy Gill of the Washington State Patrol.

William B. Fabian, 35, was killed in a two-vehicle crash at Yelm Highway and Landview Drive, Gill said.

Fabian was driving a 1998 Chrysler Cirrus west on Yelm Highway approaching Landview when he struck a vehicle whose driver was preparing to turn east onto Yelm Highway.

That vehicle, a 2001 Ford F250 pickup, was driven by Case J. Wollmann, 24, of Lacey.

Wollman was not injured; passenger Lorilee J. Choke, 23, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Fellow passenger David P. Brammer, 23, was not injured.

Gill said Fabian is suspected of being intoxicated and that there were alcoholic beverage containers in his vehicle.

The occupants of the pickup had not been drinking, Gill said.

Staff report