Wednesday, August 30, 2017

HRC Executive Cassidy Karakorn Killed in D.C. Scooter Crash

I never met Cassidy Karakorn. But after seeing so many of my friends and colleagues mourn her sudden death, I sure wish I had. NBC reports that the director of consumer marketing at the Human Rights Campaign was riding a Piaggio scooter eastbound on Florida Avenue  NE in Washington, D.C., at 11:17 p.m. Saturday, when a driver in the far right lane attempted to make a U-turn. As the SUV crossed the left lane, Karakorn struck the driver's side of the SUV. Police said the SUV driver and witnesses tried to help Karakorn, but she died at a hospital. 

HRC described Korakorn as an employee who "tirelessly championed civil rights for the LGBTQ community." 

"Cassidy was a vibrant and energetic force for change in the world. Her talents were boundless. Her creative genius and passion were unmatched," the Human Rights Campaign said in a statement Tuesday. ""In every future effort, we will seek to make Cassidy proud, and will carry her memory with us always."

Such a sudden and sad loss. My condolences to her friends, family and colleagues. Get to know the woman we tragically loss in this 2013 profile on Refinery29 HERE.

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