Officials Identify Danville Teen Killed in Lafayette Crash

Anthony Grosso, 17, was killed yesterday morning during a collision in Lafayette.

By Bay City News—

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.

[Related article: Driver Killed in Lafayette Crash Was Danville Teen]

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 (925) 646-4980.
Autumn Johnson March 07, 2014 at 01:24 PM
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Barbara Tahir March 07, 2014 at 04:00 PM
I would like to know why this young man was off of his school campus. Is his school one of those which allows juniors and seniors off campus for lunch? Was he rushing back from lunch? I am so sorry for his parents. Glad to hear though that he did not suffer at all.
R. Rose March 07, 2014 at 08:11 PM
Barbara, He attended an independent study high school.
Barbara Tahir March 07, 2014 at 08:26 PM
Thank you for the information, Rose. I hope he was not speeding to school. My husband and I have been thinking about this young man all day. Our hearts are so filled with thoughts of his parents and family!


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