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Mt. Diablo crash determined to be a suicide

Original post made on Nov 15, 2011

Friday's fatal accident on Mt. Diablo has now been deemed a suicide, according to the California Highway Patrol. Danville resident Loretta Hale, 58, died from blunt force injuries after driving her SUV into a ravine.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 14, 2011, 9:20 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by JC, a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:33 am

May God have mercy on her and grant her eternal peace...


Posted by CM, a resident of another community
on Nov 15, 2011 at 10:53 am

~ Amen ~


Posted by Jo-ann Jacobson, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 15, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I am so sorry. She was a lovely woman in every way. May she rest in peace.


Posted by Heather Sweeney, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 16, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Loretta Hale defeated breast cancer three times and had two amazing children. I find it hard to believe that after spending a decade fighting for her life she would choose to end it in this manner. If the Danville Express could please provide more information on this alleged suicide I think the whole community would appreciate it. Loretta's legacy should not be tarnished. Loretta was an absolute angel to so many in our area and defined compassion.


Posted by Pete D, a resident of Danville
on Nov 18, 2011 at 8:31 am

Let this serve as a reminder tha none of us really knows what is going on inside anyone's mind or the troubles they are going through. Compassion and kindness is all too often missing in our daily intereaction with our fellow humans...


Posted by Lili, a resident of Alamo
on Nov 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm

Instead of thinking of her life as "tarnished" or something requiring "salvation", try to remember we are all human and no one knows what is going on within a person, not to mention what happens after we die. It sounds like Loretta was an amazing woman, so let's honor her memory in a positive light, not by dragging her down with undocumented personal superstition.


Posted by Casey, a resident of Danville
on Nov 19, 2011 at 9:26 am

"If the Danville Express could please provide more information on this alleged suicide I think the whole community would appreciate it"

The "whole community" here doesn't need to know this woman's personal and tragic story. Let her family have some peace. It's nobody elses' business.

The paper had already indicated that prior to the incident, she was considered "missing and suicidal". What else do you need to know???


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