Hundreds of friends and family on Saturday finished a walk that Sarah Krueger never got to complete.
Krueger was killed when she was struck by a car while crossing in a crosswalk on Pacific Coast Highway at 12th Street on Aug. 11.
But last Saturday “In a touching and visually powerful tribute, hundreds of people took part in a memorial walk for Sarah led by Krueger’s husband and three children. Sarah was 46
Neighbors, friends, family, co-workers and others crowded outside the Krueger’s Catalina Avenue home Saturday afternoon filling the entire block before embarking on the route Sarah was said to have loved. Many were holding flowers as they walked, clutching one another and stopping for hugs along the way. “[Sarah] touched a lot of hearts. She was a good person,” said Jerry Cohn, who said he’d known Sarah since she was a girl growing up in Long Beach.
Among the walkers was a group of Sarah’s fellow nurses from the Long Beach Memorial/Miller Children’s Hospital labor and delivery and post-partum wards.
The Seal Beach Police escorted the massive crowd down the streets and halted traffic as it made its way down to the beach and back. Seal Beach Police Commander Steve Bowles said, “This is how we do it [in Seal Beach]. We’re family.” Bowles said organizers had been working with the Police Department for about a week to plan the walk and expected a big turnout. It’s estimated 500-600 people attended. Read the complete story in The Sun here.