“Brittany Yost, 22, who loved dance and doted on her 3-year-old son will be eulogized, family says”
Services are set for Friday for a Capistrano Beach woman who died in a car crash last weekend.
Brittany Yost apparently lost control of her car on the southbound I-5 at the 405 freeway in Irvine early Sunday.
She was in her mother’s Toyota Camry, which struck a guardrail before rolling over, according to the Orange County Coroner’s office. Yost died at the scene of the 3:47 a.m. accident. She was 22.
Yost was returning home from her cousin’s home in Garden Grove after a rare night out of bowling and playing video games away from her 3-year-old son Carter Cooper, her mother said.
Viewing is today from 4-8 p.m. at Saddleback Chapel Mortuary, 220 East Main St., Tustin.
Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. on Friday at Capo Beach Calvary, 25975 Domingo Ave. in Capistrano Beach. Burial will be immediately following the church service at El Toro Memorial Park, 25751 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest
What caused Yost, who was by herself in the car, to lose control is unknown, but California Highway Patrol officers told her mother Julie that she may have been going at a high rate of speed. The CHP did not mention alcohol as a cause of the crash to her, Julie Yost said.
The Department of Motor Vehicles records show Yost had no traffic violations. CHP officials did not provide details of the accident. Dancing was one of Yost’s passions.
“She went through life dancing,” said Julie Yost, who had spoken with her daughter before she left Garden Grove, a conversation that ended with “Stay safe. Love you.”
At 5:30 a.m., officers knocked on her door to tell “me my baby was gone,” Julie Yost said through tears in a telephone interview earlier this week.
A dancer at heart and in life, Brittany Yost kept at her art since childhood, practicing for countless hours and driving with her mother to many competitions and dreaming of becoming a Broadway dancer.
As a young girl, she performed at Saddleback College for several years doing the Nutcracker ballet and traveled to Laughlin with a professional company. And, one Christmas she played an angel in three shows with the San Francisco Ballet at the Orange County Performing Arts Center.
“She was an angel and she still is,” said her mother.
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