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Chambers Bay official Jamie Fay killed by falling tree

A director at Chambers Bay was one of two people killed during a weekend windstorm in the South Sound, officials said Sunday.

Jamie Fay, 36, died after a tree fell onto his moving station wagon about 10:45 a.m. Saturday near Borgen Boulevard and Olympus Way in Gig Harbor, as he was heading home from Costco.

His 3-year-old daughter was also in the car, but was not hurt.

Fay was the director of sales and marketing and assistant general manager at the University Place golf course, said B.R. Koehnemann, a spokesman for KemperSports, the company that manages the course.

Fay is survived by his wife and two children: the 3-year-old who was in the car, and an infant daughter.

Koehnemann said Fay is from Vancouver, Washington, and he graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2001. He had worked at Chambers Bay since 2008, and before that at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon.

Chambers Bay general manager Matt Allen declined to comment Sunday. Koehnemann said a statement would be released in a couple days.

A 10-year-old Burien girl, Samara Iereneo, also died in the windstorm Saturday after she was hit by a falling branch, as she was playing outside at a friend’s house in the 2300 block of Southwest 352nd Street in Federal Way, The Seattle Times reported.

The gusts, which the National Weather Service said reached 40 mph along Interstate 5 and 70 mph on the coast, also caused power outages in the region.

About 19,000 people had lost power Saturday afternoon, Tacoma Public Utilities said. All but 74 had been restored by Sunday night.

Puget Sound Energy said Sunday night that it expected its Pierce County customers who were still without power would get it restored before noon Monday.

Monday might see breezes of 10 to 20 mph, and some rain, but nothing like Saturday’s storm, NWS meteorologist Danny Mercer said Sunday.

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