News

Danville woman ID'd as victim in fiery crash on Highway 24

GoFundMe campaign established to help support family

The Contra Costa County Coroner's Office has identified the driver killed in a fiery, solo-car crash on Highway 24 near Orinda last week as 20-year-old Danville resident Cassidie Abello.

Officers found Abello’s vehicle at approximately 9 p.m. Aug. 1 after it had crashed into a tree on the right shoulder of westbound Highway 24 near St. Stephens Drive, according to the California Highway Patrol's Contra Costa office.

When officers arrived on scene, Abello’s vehicle was completely engulfed in flames and the young woman had already died inside, according to the CHP.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to the crash can contact the Contra Costa CHP office at 646-4980.

A GoFundMe campaign organized to support the Abello family more than doubled its targeted goal, raising $7,875 in donations from 179 donors over five days.

“Thank you to everyone who donated. We reached almost double our goal in such a short time and it really shows how many people love and support Cassidie. #CassWorld,” Campaign organizers wrote on the account page.

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields


All your news. All in one place. Every day.

Workday committed to growing in Pleasanton
By Tim Hunt | 6 comments | 1,481 views

"You Gotta Have Balls [to do counseling] . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 887 views

 

Nominations due by Sept. 16

DanvilleSanRamon.com and Pleasanton Weekly are once again putting out a call for nominations and sponsorships for the annual Tri-Valley Heroes awards - our salute to the community members dedicated to bettering the Tri-Valley and the lives of its residents.

Nomination form