Why the Flowers?

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…

Memorial for April Whang on the corner of Beach and Imperial in early February, 2010. April was killed by a drunk driver at this intersection a year earlier on Jan. 31, 2009. (Photo credit:Cindy Cotter)

…. 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.

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