Westport deli workers mourn two co-workers who died in car crash Sunday

(09/08/03) WESTPORT - Several employees at a Westport business are in mourning on Monday after two of their co-workers were among three people killed in a car accident on I-95 in Norwalk on Sunday. All three people in the car were from Bridgeport. Hany Abdelaal and Angie Cascante worked at a popular gourmet delicatessen, the Chef's Table Deli, off the Post Road East in Westport. Many co-workers and customers say these were two people who looked out for everyone else.

Cascante was 16 years old and was studying to be a cook at Bullard-Havens Vocational Technical, which called in grief counselors on Monday. Abdelaal was 29 years old and married with two children. His wife said he planned to return to medical school in his native Egypt. Police say before the fatal crash, Abdelaal was traveling at high rate of speed in the BMW. Now, cops are investigating the possibility that he may have been drag racing.

Angela Hernandez, another worker at the Chef's Table Deli, says she would have also been in the car if she had not gone home early in the evening because of a sick cousin. Hernandez says both Abdelaal and Cascante had a great relationship with their co-workers and customers.

Bullard Havens Vocational is planning a memorial service for Angie Cascante. Hany Abdelaal's body will be sent back to his family in Egypt. News 12 Connecticut has been unable to reach any family or friends of the third victim of the accident, Viviana Sanchez.

For more information about the fatal crash on I-95, click here.

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