Cassidy Karakorn, director of consumer marketing at the Human Rights Campaign, was killed in a scooter crash on Florida Avenue in Northeast Washington on Saturday night.
“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.
“She was definitely a bright star among H Street, Trinidad and our surrounding neighborhoods,” friend Jason Skipworth said. “We’ll definitely miss her, and we give our prayers to her family.”
According to NBC4, “Korakorn was riding eastbound on Florida Avenue 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.
“In 2013, Refinery29, the news and lifestyle website, featured Karakorn in a profile about her work with the Human Rights Campaign, side gig as a DJ and her personal style.”