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Memorial tonight for USC student

April 7, 2009 |  9:34 am

A memorial service is scheduled tonight for Adrianna Bachan, the 18-year-old USC student who was killed by a hit-and-run driver. The memorial will be at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Croatian Catholic Church at 712 N. Grand Ave.

Another memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday in Santa Barbara at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish on East Valley Road.

Bachan and a friend, 19-year-old Marcus Garfinkle, were walking back to USC’s campus about 3 a.m. March 29 when a driver struck them as they crossed Jefferson Boulevard at Hoover Street. Bachan was killed and Garfinkle, who was carried a distance on the hood of the car before a passenger threw him off, remains hospitalized with two broken legs and other injuries.

Claudia Cabrera, 30, of South Los Angeles was later arrested after a massive search by scores of detectives who were aided by a $235,000 reward offered in the case.

Donations can be made to the Adrianna Bachan Memorial Fund, c/o West End Partners, 1482 East Valley Road, Suite #245, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz

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