March 8: Omak woman dies in accident near Chelan

A 44-year-old Omak woman died in a two-vehicle crash March 7 about four miles east of Chelan on U.S. Highway 97. Full Story
LeaDee

Omak, WA

#1 Mar 8, 2009
This was a head-on car accident, where Humberto Rodidquez Espino crossed the center lane and drove into Orval K. Houtz's vehicle. Mr. Houtz has 6 broken ribs not one. Mr. Houtz tryied to avoid being hit but Mr. Espino still hit him. I hope that Espino is a legal citizen and has vehicle insurance. And I hope that he feels bad for causing the death of Ginni Torres.
paul

Tonasket, WA

#2 Mar 9, 2009
If the other driver is here illegally kill him! find the orchard that hired him and kill them as well!
stacie

Honolulu, HI

#3 Mar 11, 2009
Lea Dee I agree with you, it is unfortunate what happened and my prayers are with Mr. Houtz, I hope th at Mr. Espino is adequatley charged with whatever charges they may be. It's scary to think that no matter how safe you try and be you have no control when it comes to the road and other drivers, May god bless anyone who has been hurt or lost in a car accident!
P.S Paul from Tonasket I'm sorry but wishing violence or revenge upon others will not help our world become a safer place. Having ignorant racist people like yourself doesnt help either. I wish upon you to someday see yourself thru someone else's eyes who is of color and realize that you are the same person just in a different colored skin and the person you are and actions you do is how you should be judged not by your color. I trully and honestly feel sorry for you!
john

United States

#4 Mar 12, 2009
Stacie whatever, it was not a accident if someone is here illegal. what ever eyes I see through black,yellow green it matters only that I am here legally. YOU are judged by your actions and by breaking the law you exempt yourself from being treated as someone who follows the law.. I hope you never are in a accident or worse from someone here illegally they will run they wont have insurance and then you can pray for them as your family pays the cost
wulf

Okanogan, WA

#5 Mar 12, 2009
I hope we will soon hear if Espino has any prior DUI's and if here is here legally. If he is not here legally, I hope that the family brings suit against the employer of this person. Maybe if this is done whenever an illegal is responsible for injury or death employers will stop hiring them.
stacie

Honolulu, HI

#6 Mar 13, 2009
John if you did not understand my message I do apologize, the P.S I wrote regarding Mr. Espino was not about the accident and might I add the article explains that it was a car crash sorry if I called it an accident I thought when you got into a fender bender, collided with someone, whatever the situation may be it was a car accident, I'm not saying the person intentionally did or did not cause the accident all I'm talking about is the actual car crash. Second all I was trying to explain is that Paul automatically stereotyped Mr.Espino as a Hispanic who works in an Orchard, which I meant by the racist remark. Killing the people who hired him if in fact he worked in an orchard solves nothing and honestly that is just cruel to say, I do agree with wulf from that if he was here illegally yes he must be deported and if the employer is found then yes something should be done about the fact that he did hire someone who he knew was illegal. But my point was about the color and automatically assuming because the name sounded hispanic that this person was a) in fact mexican b) since he's mexican must work in an orchard c)Since he's mexican he must be illegal. That is all I was talking about nothing to do with the "car crash" . Regarding that I was on the same lines that he should be punished for it and what happend was horrible. No I hope to god nothing like that happens to myself or my family and I personally would never wish that upon anyone. IF you had simply reviewed what I had written I never once said that it was an accident to be here illegally!
paul

Tonasket, WA

#7 Mar 13, 2009
stacie, your are wrong to say any remark I made is racist. One this IS MY country. two I have read reports that in fact he is "un documented" no I take that back, ILLEGAL! Yes your wimpy "deport him" solves everything he will not be here to pay any of the cost associated with his actions. When are you going to wake up and realize people (yes even mexicans here illegally here are people) need to be held accountable! As I stated your are quick to point out I am racist your wrong you do not know what I look like only what I type and having seen first hand what comes out of my mouth makes me a witness to fact unbiased and true! if you wish google search the cost that Illegals of all back rounds cost the U.S. pull your head out of your butt. and last but not leat if you live,shop or drive around the area you would no that it is a fact that the majority of orchard workers in the valley are Illegal and happen to be .....MEXICAN!!!!! that is not racist its a fact knuckle head!
stacie

Honolulu, HI

#8 Mar 14, 2009
i'm glad we agree to disagree. THankyou.
Honey

Republic, WA

#9 Mar 25, 2009
Ginni was an awesome woman and her husband is a Mexican descendant himself. Ginni also has "Beautiful" Native American Children. I don't believe, Ginni would want you discussing race and hate. Lets talk about how sweet Ginni was and the good times.*Blessings*
Rest in Peace Sweetie!
Jody

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