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She helped the duck family across the road – injured and killed

Casey Rivera, 41, stopped the car at an intersection to help a family of ducks through the busy road.

When the mother duck and several young were safely placed on the dock, the rescuer himself was run over and killed by a 17-year-old girl.

The accident occurred in Rocklin, Northern California, at 20.15 local time.

– everyone clapped

Shortly before the collision, the film was taken by a 12-year-old boy who was sitting in another car.

Killed: Casey Rivera was killed while helping a family of ducks across the road. Photo: GoFundMe
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to NBC News He says that “everyone” clapped and cheered when the 41-year-old drove off the ducks.

– Everyone clapped because he was so cute. He helped them up on the sidewalk because all the ducklings were having trouble. Then he turned around and came back, says the 12-year-old.

Moreover, the boy explained that he did not see the collision itself, but heard a strong crash.

Over driving: See what happens when a car crashes into a family of ducks out for a walk. Video: Viralhog Reporter: Christian Ruth Christensen
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Killed in front of the family

according to BBC Rivara had picked her kids up for a swim and was on her way home when a family of ducks crossed the road. The children, ages six and 11, remained in the car and witnessed their father’s injury.

Family: Casey Rivera and his wife, Angel Chao, met when they were 17 years old.  Photo: GoFundMe

Family: Casey Rivera and his wife, Angel Chao, met when they were 17 years old. Photo: GoFundMe
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Casey was a kind, wonderful husband and father. Even his last act in life was evidence of his goodness, wrote a family friend Group site GoFundMe.

In a statement published Monday morning NST, his wife, Angel Chau, wrote that the family was overwhelmed with all the support and love they received after the accident.

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– We want to express our deep gratitude for all messages and gestures. It’s so moving to hear how Casey has impacted their lives, and we’re so grateful,” the wife writes in an open post at Facebook.

Doubt the charges

Police in Rocklin say the incident is under investigation, but the 17-year-old will likely not be prosecuted.

– We still have a lot of evidence to go through, but it’s very unlikely that she will be charged with a criminal act, Police Chief Scott Horillo tells NBC News.

On the sidewalk where the father of the family was killed, several children lay flowers – and baby ducks bathe.

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