Wright On: Running community mourns “force for all of us”

Sylvia Ravaglia was an inspiration to runners around the Big Island. Ravaglia, 42, died on New Year’s Day as she was walking on the side of Kawaihae Road in Waimea when a truck crossed the double yellow line, struck her down and killed her.

The tears rolled out in uncontrollable bursts, like they would never stop. Then, Bree Brown thought maybe it was all wrong, maybe it had been some big, inexplicable mistake.