Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Losing A Friend...

I found out that one of my friend's died in a car accident over the weekend by an under aged drunk driver. My friend April was at a stop light around 1am and then a car going over 100mph slammed into her separating my friend's neck from the whiplash and then slamming her head into the windshield. Her car was then flown into a gas station sign. The Girl that hit her was fine because her airbags deployed. This was the girl second under aged DUI. She made bail at $100k.
My friend's funeral is this week.

here's an article about it

Fullerton woman dies in early-morning crash

April Whang was killed when a car apparently ran a red light.

LA HABRA – A Fullerton woman died Sunday morning when her car was struck by another vehicle that apparently ran a red light, according to authorities.

La Habra police and the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the crash scene shortly after 1:30 a.m. after receiving a report of a traffic accident and possible vehicle fire.

April Junhee Whang, 26, was driving south on Beach Boulevard in a 2004 black Acura Integra before turning left onto eastbound Imperial Highway, police said, citing eyewitness accounts. A 2003 black Mazda 6, traveling east on Imperial Highway at high speed, struck the Integra after failing to stop at a red light, according to police reports. Whang was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation. Initial reports of a vehicle fire were false.

The driver of the Mazda, Brittany Deanne Schuetz, 20, of Irvine, was taken to UCI Medical Center for treatment. She is being held on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter, according to police.


Woman killed in car accident memorialized

Fatal crash occurred early Sunday in La Habra, police said.

The Orange County Register

LA HABRA – Fresh flowers, candles and notes with heartfelt messages mark the spot where a young woman lost her life after her car was struck by another vehicle that failed to stop at a red light.

April Junhee Whang, 26, was driving south on Beach Boulevard in a 2004 black Acura Integra before turning left onto eastbound Imperial Highway, police said, citing eyewitness accounts. A 2003 black Mazda 6, traveling east on Imperial Highway at high speed, struck the Integra after failing to stop at a red light, according to police reports. Whang was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the 1:30 a.m. accident Sunday.

"Baby, I lost you here on earth but soon we will be together in heaven. With all the love in my heart, for you my love, always, wherever,” said a note signed by Thomas.

Another note left by Matt, Taylor, Ryan and Dan said: “April, we will miss you so much. You are always in our hearts.”

The driver of the Mazda, Brittany Deanne Schuetz, 20, of Irvine, was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange for treatment. She is being held on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter, according to police.

Broken glass in the gutter, police tape, and a 40 mph sign that was knocked to the ground are just some of the reminders left behind of the fatal accident near a Chevron gas station.
The crash is under investigation.






4 comments:

Anonymous said...

she was my friend too. i went to the funeral last night.
god im so pissed. that brittany girl should rot in jail.

Anonymous said...

I am so sad to hear about this...I didnt know her and just saw this on the news this morning about the sentencing. I live in the neighborhood so it hits hard to know that someone that was so close has died so quickly. i feel for her and her family and send my prayers to her family.

Joshua said...

I am sorry about your loss please send my regards to the family.
BTW I was one of the Jury members that found Schuetz Guilty of murder
Feb 16, 2010

Dani said...

How quick one all the sudden finds God, and a reason to admit they have a drinking problem. As all counselors who hold an educcation would name this as a DISEASE. Regardless, it really is a shame!