Friends, Family Say Goodbye to Bus Crash Victim Adrian Castro

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After the vigil, the remembrances, the tales of heroism recounted, what remains is the sorrow.


Friends and family watch as white doves are released at the funeral for Adrian Castro on April 26, 2014. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

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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