According to his family, Casey Rivara’s final deed was an act of compassion, which is unsurprising. Rivara pulled over at a red light when he saw a mother duck trying to lead her ducklings across a significant junction in California, and he jumped out to assist them in getting to safety.
Around 8:15 p.m., according to witnesses, Rivara stopped all traffic in both directions before leading the duck and her young to the opposite side of the street.
Last Thursday, in the Sacramento neighborhood of Rocklin.
After track practice, 11-year-old Jude Peterson was watching with a carpool group when she exclaimed, “All the ducks made it safely across.” He performed an excellent deed.
After finishing his nice deed, Rivara started to return to his car when a different vehicle slammed into him at the crossroads.
He took to the air and came to rest in the roadway. The father of two, age 41, passed away there.
“Casey was the most amazing, kind-hearted husband and father. According to his aunt Tracey Rivara, “Even his last act in this world was a sign of his compassion,” she said on a verified GoFundMe page to raise money for his widow, their 11-year-old daughter, and their 6-year-old son. By Tuesday afternoon, about $90,000 had been raised.
His aunt added, “The family is attempting to recuperate and keep going after this enormous tragedy.
According to Rocklin police Capt. Scott Horrillo, the 17-year-old girl driving the automobile that struck the victim, stayed at the scene and is helping the authorities. According to him, detectives are still questioning witnesses and looking over the video, but it doesn’t seem like the adolescent driver will be charged.
Horrillo stated on Monday, “Right now, we have no reason to believe there was any criminal negligence.” It was a horrible accident, he said.
In Rocklin, California, which has a population of around 73,000, flowers adorned a growing tribute to Rivara on Tuesday. Additionally, several rubber duck toys were left.
Angel Chow, Casey’s high school love, was his wife. They became close friends when she came to his high school as an exchange student at age 17.
According to Tracey Rivara, his family was Casey’s entire world, and to stay even closer to them, he had just begun working at their kids’ school.
He cherished his employment at the school since it allowed him to influence other kids positively.
According to his wife, the outpouring of love and support from family, friends, coworkers, and community members has impacted the family.
Chow posted on Facebook on Monday, “It’s truly humbling to hear how Casey has positively impacted your lives, and we’re extremely grateful for that.”
According to her, she intended to gather the remembrances in a book “that our children can turn to whenever they miss him.”
The little witness, Jude Peterson, described being “in shock and so scared” after seeing the tragedy.
When Jude arrived home that evening, according to his mother, Summer Peterson, he was in tears.
According to his mother, Jude had recovered from his astonishment by Monday and was full of admiration for Rivara.
Jude said, “He made the right decision. He wanted to assist because he didn’t want anyone to hit the ducks.
After all, there were ducks on the road.