Update: Authorities ID Danville teen killed in Lafayette crash

CHP: Witnesses say 17-year-old was speeding, making unsafe lane changes before crashing on Highway 24

A 17-year-old boy who was killed when his car spun off of state Highway 24 in Lafayette on Thursday morning has been identified as Anthony Grosso of Danville, a Contra Costa County coroner's deputy said.

The teen appears to have died on impact in the crash, which occurred around 11 a.m. on eastbound Highway 24 near the Pleasant Hill Road exit, according to California Highway Patrol and fire officials.

Several witnesses told the CHP that the teen was speeding at 90 to 100 mph and making unsafe lane changes before losing control of his car and crashing into two trees just off of the roadway, CHP Sgt. Joseph Johnson said.

No one else was in the car and no other vehicles were involved in the crash, which shut down the roadway's slow lane for nearly three hours on Thursday.

Johnson said Grosso was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash and did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The incident remains under investigation and any witnesses are asked to call the CHP at 646-4980.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by local resident
a resident of Diablo
on Mar 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

What a terrible tragedy! Our hearts and prayers are with his family at this very sad time.

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 10, 2014 at 10:27 am

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Posted by Definitely Not Julia
a resident of Danville
on Mar 10, 2014 at 11:16 am

Julia- I know you are a troll, but I definitely reported you to the editor for calling a deceased high school boy a "fool". You must work for another newspaper because you definitely discourage people from caring too much about this website. Your negativity is crazy making!

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Posted by Thank You
a resident of Danville
on Mar 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Editor- thank you so much for removing Julia's comments. It is good to know that we hold a certain moral standard on this website. I believe in free speech and like to believe that people are kind- your censorship is much appreciated here.

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Posted by Used to live in Danville
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Mar 10, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Its heart breaking whenever you hear of a young person dying under any circumstance and that is what should matter..I weep for the parents and family of this young man and add my condolences..

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Posted by Charlie J.
a resident of Alamo
on Mar 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Yesterday I saw two family sedans parked by the accident site with adults standing nearby. I wondered if this was family and/or friends coming to pay tribute and homage to the loss of this young man. My heart felt heavy with sadness for the terrible pain this family must be experiencing. We too have experienced tragedy in our family for the unnecessary loss of a teen and have asked the many painful questions that drive all parents crazy. My best wishes go to those having to ask those questions at this terrible time. Peace and love be with you!

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Posted by Barbie
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 10, 2014 at 9:57 pm

So So very sad for this young mans family loss so young .. God Bless to all**
I pray all teenagers slow down..Your life counts... You will be mourned families lives changed forever...RIP Anthony Grosso

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