After the vigil, the remembrances, the tales of heroism recounted, what remains is the sorrow.
On a blustery, bright morning in El Monte, the friends and family of Adrian Castro came together at the Church of the Nativity to say goodbye to the 19-year-old, who died earlier this month in a traffic accident in Northern California.
“We are gathered today in grief and sadness for our brother, Adrian,” said Father Beto Villalobos.
Adrian, a senior at El Monte High School, had joined other students for a spring tour of Humboldt State University when their charter bus was struck by a FedEx truck on Interstate 5 north of Sacramento. The accident killed four other students, three chaperons and the drivers of both vehicles.
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