Family, friends say goodbye to former South High baseball player Sladen Mohl
Paige Mohl shared memories of her younger brother, Sladen Mohl, who was killed last month after being hit by a car near his college in California.
"Right now, I know he's got us all wrapped in a hug, bringing us closer and holding us together," she said.
She joined the standing room only crowd that filled Cornerstone Church Saturday to celebrate the life of the former South Anchorage High School baseball star.
"I should not be doing this," said Sladen "Butch" Mohl, Sladen's grandfather. "How do we deal with this? How do we deal with a young man that was taken away from us, 19 years old, under the circumstances in which it was done?"
Sladen Mohl was attending El Camino College where he played for the college's baseball team. Torrance police say he was standing on a pedestrian island when a 16-year-old driver, who police say was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, ran a red light and hit him.
Members of the Mohl Family attended a memorial for the teenager at the college last month. Saturday's service gave family and friends the chance to say goodbye, including friend, and former teammate, Parker Johnson.
"Wherever you were when you first met Sladen, he picked you up, no matter how difficult it might have been for him and he brought us all to a better place in our lives," Johnson said.
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