Woman Killed in Crash Identified as Eleanor Tabuena – GoFundMe Campaign Launched

Eleanor Castillo Tabuena has been identified by family members as the person killed in the August 20th car accident near the intersection of Pomona Avenue and Orange Avenue (Silver Strand State Highway).  Eleanor was killed when a suspected DUI driver crossed the center median into oncoming traffic.  Her husband, Paul Tabuena, was seriously injured along with five other family members in the vehicle.  The driver that caused the accident is in critical condition.

Eleanor and her husband were visiting from Canada to celebrate their son’s wedding. A GoFundMe page has been established to raise money for medical and travel expenses.

See details of the GoFundMe campaign.

Eleanor “Ellie” Tabuena at her son’s wedding on August 18th.

Dear Friends & Family, it is with a heavy heart that we share sad news and that we are reaching out to you for assistance.

Last Friday, August 18, families and friends from California, Hawaii and Canada celebrated Raymond and Marilyn’s wedding.  What began as a beautiful and joyful occasion, ended with a tragic loss 32 hours later. Eleanor Castillo Tabuena, Raymond and Allen’s mother who is also my aunt, was tragically killed by a  suspected DUI driver.

Eleanor’s husband Paul Tabuena was also seriously injured along with 5 other extended family members who traveled from Vancouver BC.

Expenses have occured and continue to grow each day due to hospitalization and medical treatments. Extended stay and cancelled return flights were also unexpected for our Vancouver family.

Your assistance and generosity during this difficult time would be heartfelt  and appreciated.

Updated details regarding funeral services for Eleanor Castillo Tabuena will follow soon.

To visit the page or make a donation, click here.

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