Wrong-way driver, other motorist kill...

Wrong-way driver, other motorist killed in crash

There are 25 comments on the Los Angeles Times story from Jan 12, 2008, titled Wrong-way driver, other motorist killed in crash. In it, Los Angeles Times reports that:

Two men were killed early Saturday after one of them drove the wrong way on the 57 Freeway in Diamond Bar, colliding with the other driver in a minivan, California Highway Patrol officers reported.

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Coshocton, OH

#1 Jan 13, 2008
This is tragic. I feel terrible for the families of the two drivers. I worked with Jesse Fierro, and he was a good man regardless of this terrible accident. He loved his newborn daughter and girlfriend, he was a hard worker and he always had a positive outlook when I worked with him. He will be missed. He had a tough life, but never showed it in the workplace. The Grove and SoCA will never be the same without him. Although we were not close, I could not help but feel like he was a part of my family. He made a mistake and it cost two lives. I hope his daughter will one day know that her father was a great worker, a devoted manager and a person that loved her very much while he was with us on earth. My prayers go out to both families...

Albany, CA

#2 Jan 14, 2008
Jesse will be missed tremendously. He was a great man who always carried a smile on his face no matter the circumstance. We are all devastated as it was a great loss. His twin brother Mando, his 2 sisters, girlfriend Cindy and newborn baby all have the love and support of his many friends. He will definitely be missed. We love you Jesse! Our prayers go out to both families.
High School Friend

Ontario, CA

#4 Jan 15, 2008
This is so devasted. I couldn't believe it when I heard the news. We had just seen him and his twin brother on TV, they were at the Sergio Mora's fight at the Morongo Casino on Friday 1-11-08. He was a good man and friend. I have known him and his brother since High school. They have had a hard life and I admire Jesse and Mando for raising they're younger sister.Jesse will be missed and I will remember the smile he always had on his face. He will always be considered as a part of the family. My condolescence to his family, especially to his new born daughter and his twin brother Mondo (I feel your pain).
whittier ca

United States

#5 Jan 15, 2008
unfortunaltly - it is being reported that Jesse was at fault - and the CHP specifically told the family he WAS NOT at fault.
Jesse will always be known as an honorable person who always put his family first.
i'll miss his smile, quick wit, and amazing personality.

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Jan 15, 2008
God Bless you Jesse and your family. As you share this time of sorrow as a family,may you draw strength and hope from one another remembering your loved one's life together.

With symapthy to both families.

Jesse had an amazing personality he was such a great person. You will truly be missed by everybody.....
former coworker

Indio, CA

#7 Jan 15, 2008
there are some people in life with whom you have an unspoken and unexplained connection. jesse was a person who posessed the ability to influence and inspire others without their immediate awareness. it was much after the time period in which i worked with him that i realized how much he taught me and affected my abilities as a manager. his personability was truly a gift to anyone he encountered. those of us who knew him are truly blessed to have shared time with such a great man even for a short while.
my uncle the victim

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Jan 16, 2008
Even though the driver of the Ford-F150, Fierro may have been a great person, it was a very stupid move for him to drive under the influence and cause the car accident. My family member was killed in this wreck leaving behind his daughter, his wife, and others that love him very much. It's not fair that one person can make a decision to risk taking another person's life, in this case it wasn't a risk, it was my uncle's life. Driving Drunk kills!
with sympathy to both families.
my uncle was a great man and he didn't deserve to die because of somebody else's mistake
from the outside

Chino Hills, CA

#9 Jan 20, 2008
We all make grand mistakes in our life. We are human and sometimes given only one chance. The truth to the incedent will never be known. Two great people have passed on. And two families hurting just pray for them.

Concord, CA

#10 Jan 22, 2008
This is a tragedy and no matter who's fault it is will not make the situation better!
Jesse's family is in my prayers.

Sacramento, CA

#11 Jan 22, 2008
Former Coworker HCO 256

Valencia, CA

#12 Jan 27, 2008
Jesse was an amazing person and will forever be missed. He taught me a lot about life in the short time we knew each other. I will never forget his smile.

People make mistakes but there is no point in pointing blame in anyones direction. Two lives were taken but will never be forgotten. My symapthy goes out to both families.

Miss ya Jesse!
his niece

Alhambra, CA

#13 Jan 27, 2008
Though everyone does make mistakes, this mistake was terrible one. My uncle was killed in this accident because of someone else. He was a good person. A good everything. He was coming home to his 6 year old son whose birthday was the day he died. Because of this someone has been taken from us. And that is not fair

United States

#14 Jan 31, 2008
whittier ca wrote:
unfortunaltly - it is being reported that Jesse was at fault - and the CHP specifically told the family he WAS NOT at fault.
Jesse will always be known as an honorable person who always put his family first.
i'll miss his smile, quick wit, and amazing personality.
He was @ fault he was driving on the wrong way of the freeway while intoxicated

Redmond, WA

#15 Feb 1, 2008
Regardless of who was at fault we are all humans and will eventually die, it’s not being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it’s about BEING YOUR TIME TO GO, it was both of their times and that, no one can change that as much as we would want to. They are now where they belong. Someone more powerful than all the alcohol all the great things that both persons brought to our lives needed them both more than us, we often complain about why people die well it was their time and even though we were not planning on that, someone above was. Instead of pointing fingers thank God for another day that he has lend us to live.“live you’re life as if it was the last day”
The victims family

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Feb 2, 2008
Even though we all have to go at some time, this could have been avoided if Fierro was'nt driving under the influence. Because of this accident, the victim had to leave his 3 children and wife and the rest of his family. He was a great father,husband, friend, and uncle. And for him to leave on the day of his son's birthday was horrible. No one in our family will never forget this tragedy. We all miss him. And we pray for him and his family.
friend of Big J

Alhambra, CA

#17 Feb 5, 2008
Just to write to everyone here...it sucks to hear how sad the "victims" family is. yeah your uncle father whatever was on his way to see hi 6 year old son...well Jesse has left behind a six MONTH old baby. so i honestly dont give a mad care on how upset you are at someone i care so much of. yes everyone makes mistakes, yes everyone has a set time to go. either way is you family member wasnt the one J had hit he still would have died face the facts both of them are dead your looking at j as a bad guy you are looking at him as a bad person im sure your father uncle whatever has made one mistake in his life and yes jesse's mistake took two lives. were sorry you have to go through it but so is his family. just look at it like this he lost his mom when he was 22 which means she left behind a daughter who was 12. j and his brother then took in their 12 year old sister and she is now left behind once more. you come off as oh poor me poor me...well everyone is hurt through this process and its even harder on their family now because they just got over the death of their mother and now the death of their brother. thats good that you pray for YOUR family no one i saying not to no one is saying you family member was a bad man. so just calm it when you speak of jesse in that manner. his family is doing nothing but praying that your family is okay. hearing them say we just feel bad for the other mans family because no one deserves to be BURNED alive, and hearing the "victims" family say he was a bad man he was this his fault his mistake whatever...Just remember karma it comes back in return. NOTHING in life is fair and i hope you all know that. hearing his little sister cry and cry because both her brothers jesse and the other were her best friends, is the worst ever. hearing her say this isnt fair and when is this pain going to stop? im going to say the same thing to you all that i said to her...NOTHING is fair in life and if someone told you that than that person was a straight up bull-shitter. im sorry to both families and only jesse's family will be in my prayers tonight because hearing how selfish the so called "victims" family is..i will only care for one but hearing my second family pray for your family and hearing your family fill these comments up with animosity my prayers are out to my Fierro family

Montebello, CA

#18 Feb 7, 2008
Wow, what powerful commentary. There are obviously a lot of emotions involved on both sides of the aisle. No doubt, this is a terrible tragedy that ultimately could have been prevented. Rather than pointing fingers at one another we should acknowledge this as a life changing experience for both families. Life is short and truly unexpected. Cherish the moments you share and indulge in the life long memories captured within your hearts. We have learned through this ordeal that we need to be responsible for our actions. I’m sure this misfortune has had an affect on friends and family and perhaps will influence the decisions of the future. The loss that has been suffered will not be in vein. I love you Jesse.

Winchester, CA

#19 Feb 8, 2008
Friend of Big J:
That was such a horrible post. Yes you're hurting, yes I know how it feels to have people think bad thoughts about someone you loved and has past away but not understanding the other familie's perspective and getting mad at them for understandingly being mad about this situation and posting things such as:
"and only jesse's family will be in my prayers tonight because hearing how selfish the so called "victims" family is..i will only care for one but hearing my second family pray for your family and hearing your family fill these comments up with animosity my prayers are out to my Fierro family"
was so disrespectful and tasteless on your part.
My prayers go out to both families. This is so tragic and sad...

Redmond, WA

#20 Feb 8, 2008
To the people that did not know Jesse, this is getting too out of hand, you’re all saying that some of us are being disrespectful, well we can’t help but be that when they are attacking the memory of one of our loved ones, we can choose to pray for whom ever we want and yes you’re family deserves sympathy and so does J’s. Now, in this page the other person’s family has done nothing but point fingers, which is understandable. When we’re in pain we want to blame some one for that pain, well if you noticed none of us blame anyone, it was an accident, could it have been prevented, like it was said before it was their time to go, that none of us could have prevented it and we didn’t. Now we understand your pain, we lost a loved one too, so don’t expect us to respect your pain when you’re not respecting ours. The other person could have been the greatest person, and in our lives, eyes and heart so was Jesse, no one can take from us. Therefore stop posting negative comments about J, that’s not going to bring either one back, and will definitely not change our feeling towards Jesse. So let him rest in peace.”

San Gabriel, CA

#21 Apr 20, 2008
Such ignorant people..can't believe I live in the same city as you.

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