Parents of crash victim looking to make road safety changes

19-year-old Brianna Cassidy died in a head-on-collision on the Skyway in December of 2014. Now her parents are looking to make some life-saving changes the Skyway.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017 6:22 PM
Updated: Nov. 8, 2017 6:33 PM

Paradise, Calif. -- 19-year-old Brianna Cassidy died in a head-on collision on the Skyway in December of 2014. Now her parents are looking to make some life-saving changes the Skyway.

The CHP said the driver who hit brianna was not intoxicated, under the influence of drugs, or districted by his cell phone.
The CHP determined he was sleepy and simply lost control of his car, resulting in a heart-breaking loss.

With their only child gone, Rod and Mary Cassidy set up the Wings of Passion foundation to commemorate their daughter's legacy and combat drowsy driving, which Rod Cassidy says is an epidemic in this country.

Not only tell her story, but use that as a vehicle but to positively impact people elsewhere.

Rod and Mary reached out to local legislators for help.

"We said we would like guardrails because of course that's where he crossed the median and hit our daughter," said Mary Cassidy.

And while the town has agreed to cover the cost of the rails, the parents still need to raise $25,000 for the engineer. 

The parents are looking for help from the community.

"We wanted to see if there are people in the community who can help out, It can happen again," said Mary Cassidy.

If you would like to contribute to the Wings of Passion foundation, their website is www.briannacassidy.com

Rod and Mary Cassidy's email is briannamcassidy@gmail.com

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