Power Rangers (sad) connection to Whittier

We got into a little discussion in the newsroom about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers considering 1) There is a Power Rangers convention in Pasadena this weekend and 2) the Blue Ranger from the original series recently came out as gay and claims he was harassed on the show.

In light of those things, we also stumbled across another local news connection to the former wielders of the Megazord.

Thuy Trang, the Yellow Ranger on the original series, died in a car a tragic crash on the 5 Freeway in 2001 near San Francisco. Her ashes are housed at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.

Portions of her funeral service can be seen on this old Fox 11 news clip from Sept. 10, 2001.