Perhaps you’ve wondered about the flower arrangements that appear every now and then by the Chevron station on the southeast corner of Beach and Imperial. I took this photo a few days ago…
…. and then I tracked it down.
“April” was April Whang, killed by a drunk driver at this intersection on Jan. 31, 2009. The driver of the car that struck her has been charged with second-degree murder. You can read the Orange County Register’s Feb. 3 article here, and watch a YouTube memorial video here.
UPDATE: Brittany Deanne Schuetz, the woman responsible for April Whang’s death on Jan. 31, 2009, was convicted of second-degree murder Feb. 16, 2010. Read the OC Register’s story here.
UPDATE: Schuetz was sentenced on April 30, 2010, to 15 years to life. Here’s the OC Register story.