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.

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