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Crash Kills Clifton Man

Fairfax County police are investigating Monday-morning crash that killed Trung Hieu Tran, 24, of Clifton. According to police, he was traveling east on Jermantown Road near Borge Street in Oakton, Nov. 25, about 1:35 a.m.

As Tran approached a curve, say police, "He failed to negotiate the turn and lost control of his 2006 Acura RSX Coupe. The car traveled across a grass median and struck a tree, causing the vehicle to rotate and strike a second tree, where it came to rest. Tran was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died. Speed appears to be a factor in the crash."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477, e-mail www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org, text "TIP187" plus a message to CRIMES/274637 or call police at 703-691-2131.

Blood Drive, Raffle, Cupcakes

The first annual Live Like Nick Did (LLND) Blood Drive will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at Clifton Presbyterian Church, behind Trummer’s parking lot, in Clifton. It’s in memory of Town of Clifton native Nick Franca, who died of cancer in May 2011, at age 21. The event includes a raffle, cupcakes from Clifton’s new shop, Cupcaked, plus homemade baked goods. Proceeds will fund research and a college scholarship in Franca’s name.

Animal Shelter’s Black Fur-Day

The Fairfax County Animal Shelter is holding its own version of Black Friday, on Nov. 29, called Black Fur-Day. The shelter will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and fees will be waived that day on adoptions of all black and mostly-black dogs and cats. Black and darker-colored animals take longer to be adopted, so this special promotion is to bring them extra attention.

And now through Dec. 31, all adopters will receive a gift bag full of pet-friendly treats and half-off adoption fees for all adult pets. The shelter is at 4500 West Ox Road in Fairfax.

Clifton Town Council Meeting

The Clifton Town Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton.