Army Sgt. Vittorio Edwin Fann, 24, a 1974 graduate of Hayfield High School in Fairfax County, was killed April 27 in a two-car crash in Salians, Calif.

He was the driver of one of the cars, the California Highway Patrol said. His stepson, Reginald Graves, 4, also in the car, was injured, police said.

Sgt. Fann was born at Fort Bragg, N.C., while his father, William Fann, now a resident of Washington, was serving with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division there.

He came to Washington as a boy with his parents and later attended Hayfield High School, where his mother was a teacher.

Sgt. Fann joined the Army after high school graduation. He was trained at Fort Dix, N.J., and Fort Polk, La., and graduated from the Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. He was assigned to Fort Ord in April 1978, after a year of duty in Bamberg, Germany.

In addition to his father and stepson, he is survived by his wife, Diane, of the home in Salinas; his mother, Daisy Mae Fann, of Washington; two brothers, Army Staff Sgt. Zachary, of Fort Dix, and William S., of Suitland, and his grandmothers, Ola M. Fann, of Washington, and Mary Chinn, of Falls Church. CAPTION: Picture, VITTORIO E. FANN