Community members are grieving over Carol Ryan, 52, a local resident who died in a car accident on Friday night.
According to the East Bay Times, the truck Ryan had been driving “ran off El Portal Drive and into a barrier wall just after 9:30 p.m.” She was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.
Lisa Herrera, friends with Ryan since childhood, called her a special and giving person in an online fundraiser that was set up to pay for funeral expenses.
“We have been best friends since we were five years old she was like a sister to me,” Herrera said.
In the fundraiser, a client of Ryan’s thanked her “for being a wonderful Jenny Craig coach” and also a friend.
“My Saturday mornings will never be the same. Rest in Paradise my friend.”
The online fundraiser can be accessed here.