ILLUSTRATION BY RUMI HARA
IN DECEMBER 2010, 19-YEAR-OLD CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY BASEBALL PLAYER WILL BEDENBAUGH WAS KILLED IN A SINGLE-CAR ACCIDENT NEAR HIS HOME IN PROSPERITY, S.C.
The promising young baseball player attended Mid Carolina High School, where he was named All State and All Region as a senior. His life was cut short when his car ran off the road.
He was texting while driving.
Will was the nephew of Bluffton’s mayor, Lisa Sulka, who still finds it very difficult for her to discuss his death.
The pain a family feels when a loved one dies, especially a young person with so much to look forward to, is unquantifiable.