Costa Mesa resident Gabriella Hahn said her heart broke when she drove past the corner of Adams Avenue and Mesa Verde Drive last weekend where 21-year-old former Huntington Beach Oilers pitcher Sara Noel Harris crashed the black Audi she was driving into a traffic signal. Hahn, a 32-year-old mother of two, plans to line Adams Avenue with ribbons the morning of Harris’ funeral Saturday. She hopes a family member or friend of Harris will contact her with Sara’s favorite color, so she can use that color of ribbon.
“This is a stranger’s way of reaching out and letting the family know that even though we didn’t know this person, this crash affected our lives,” Hahn said.
Hahn’s home is right around the corner from the site of the fatal Sunday afternoon crash. She often walks her two sons past the traffic light where the accident happened. Authorities are investigating whether alcohol contributed to the crash.