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Head-on I-71 crash kills driver of SUV | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 38 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 6, 2009, titled Head-on I-71 crash kills driver of SUV | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A Franklin County man died early yesterday when the sport-utility vehicle he was driving north in the southbound lanes of I-71 collided head-on with a tractor-trailer in Delaware County.

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veloceeddie

Columbus, OH

#3 Dec 6, 2009
The two previous commentators should be ashamed of themselves. Very poor taste and ignorant!
Angry

Wakefield, MA

#4 Dec 6, 2009
I can't believe people can be so fucking ignorant and post things like this. You are just plain IGNORANT!!!! You have NO respect... I feel sorry for people like you....
Oh and just so you know, he was not a lettuce picker, he actually helped his dad run their family business.
My heart goes out to Ivan's family during this difficult time... We love you Ivan and we'll miss you!!
Hey Now

Chillicothe, OH

#5 Dec 6, 2009
Seems that alot of these illegals are causing wrong way head on crashes. Seems that they're not content ignoring immigration law, document laws, insurance laws, DWI laws, and basic traffic laws. The cost of this accident should be levied against all 35 of his roomates.
Confuzzeled

Jackson, OH

#9 Dec 6, 2009
Where in this story did it ever state that he was an immigrant?? Get real...... being judgemental will get you no where!!!! Just becuz of his last name you are assuming this?? Please get real.
Angry

Wakefield, MA

#11 Dec 6, 2009
Again, you are all just being IGNORANT... Get educated people, PLEASE!!! Just because someone has a Spanish name or last name it doesn't mean that they are illegal... Yes he was Mexican American, NO he weas not illegarl... You people just need to read your history. Mexicans were on this land 300-400 years BEFORE the pilgrims... 7 of our states belonged to Mexico before they became part of the U.S. I bet you dumb people don't even know that Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the U.S. and therefore Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens and NOT illegal immigrants, and I bet you probably don't realize that the U.S. was founded on immigration... Just so you know the United States has never been and will never be immigration free.... Read your history!!!
MrsSmith

Marengo, OH

#13 Dec 6, 2009
Confuzzeled wrote:
Where in this story did it ever state that he was an immigrant?? Get real...... being judgemental will get you no where!!!! Just becuz of his last name you are assuming this?? Please get real.
The point is: The Dispatch, nor any other news sources, state when someone is an ILLEGAL ALIEN(there is no problem if he is a legal immigrant). So in today's reality that there are many illegal aliens around, and his name is Ivan Diaz De Leon, the assumption is going to be he is most likely an illegal alien. If we were informed of the status of residency of the true illegals, we wouldn't wonder when the status is not mentioned, but would assume the person was legal.
jct elkhart

United States

#14 Dec 6, 2009
people....please,lets look at the BIG picture.just as i been reading some make sense other i will pray for a better undersatnding.
Ivan was a AMERICAN because he born in USA grounds,does he had ties to our rich hispanic culture?yes he did his parents and most of the members of his family are first generation,that came to US(this will make him 2nd generation). this country is what we all call a pot,because for any wich way WE all are here as inmigrants,the real natives of this land are indians,we all came from other continents wich make us inmigrants.
the point is we are here to find more information about the 2 families involved in this tragedy, not to gossip about something more non-sense of inmigrations laws.for those of you that feel that way,my heart goes out to you for being inmature and used this forum for your insecured life....you should be more educated and be prepared on life continue your education and be a profesional in life so you dont feel under presure to compete your jobs(that most americans dont want to do)against inmigrants that with all respect are more inteligents than you cause they dont have education but skills and more brain to learn 2 lenguages.as for your issues as american citizen i will told you that you probably know....YOUR own congressman are the ones that could resolved those issues NOT THIS FORUM,but..they all knw that they cannot do anything about it since that people are producing taxes and working more that the american
people again in jobs that not a whole lots of people want to do(incluying myself),please be real and contact them we could not help on your insecured life.as for the people that are more inteligent i would like to thank your understanding in this matter,we all are more concern about those 2 families that really are to suffer the rest of their life.i pray the all move forward and learn from this experience....i always had said "not matter who they are and where they are...always tell them I love you,hug them,uprigth them and let them knw how valuable they are and the miracle the GOD perform on them to become who they are.....sons,daugthers,fathers ,mothers,sisters,brothers etc.....

tho whom feel free of guilty and sin in life...could trow the first rock
Hey Now

Chillicothe, OH

#15 Dec 6, 2009
Dispatch Disservice wrote:
The Columbus Dispatch do gooders will not report on the immigration status of anyone involved in a crime. It is not illegal to identify the status so why don't they report the facts. Or is it the Editorial Staffs mission to support legalization of illegals?? The citizens deserve to know how much crime illegals are contributing to in Columbus and surrounding areas. There ought to be a state law requiring that the illegal immigration status be reported in the media for all crimes.
<quoted text>
It called devaluing citizenship. The press does it by hiding facts and printing lies. The goal is to destroy the basis of this country, the US Constitution. By removing the concept of a nation of laws and making it into a nation of monied interests. In this case how would the Dispatch justify its investment in all of those spanish language papers it publishes, and how could it drive wages down for its employees if there were no cheaper workers to hire. And how about this: years ago no insurance company would allow contractors to advertize for hail damaged roof repairs. They do it now, and those roofing companies hire illegals. The result? Your premium money is funneled to illegals who are needed by the millions to replace all of the Americans who are wising up to the game of consumerism just for consumption's sake. New rats needed in the boring, unfullfillng rat race.
ashamed

Mount Pleasant, MI

#16 Dec 6, 2009
There has been a tragedy and all you "white" people are talking about is immigration laws. A man lost his life, and all you think about are nasty things to say. Typical "white" people stereotyping him, just because he has a mexican name he is automatically illegal.. people get a life.. hope you feel the same way when this situation hits your family. What has the world become??? Im so ashamed of all my fellow human race.
bcm

Olanta, PA

#18 Dec 6, 2009
WOW!! some of you people disgust me! you all seem to just know everything.. seeing as no information regarding how or why is happened has even been released yet.. or better yet not one word in the news about him being here illegally! but since you all seem to know Ivan so well, he MUST have been here illegally then, huh?? his names sounds hispanic, so he MUST be here illegally huh?? well you are all wrong, I went to school with him all through my younger years here in Indiana.. so just for the record he is NOT an illegal immigrant.
Jabez Stone

Portage, MI

#19 Dec 6, 2009
ashamed wrote:
There has been a tragedy and all you "white" people are talking about is immigration laws. A man lost his life, and all you think about are nasty things to say. Typical "white" people stereotyping him, just because he has a mexican name he is automatically illegal.. people get a life.. hope you feel the same way when this situation hits your family. What has the world become??? Im so ashamed of all my fellow human race.
Wake up and smell the coffee. You just don't want to see the turd in the punchbowl. Twenty years ago there weren't all these hispanic names in Ohio but lately the papers are full of crimes and accidents committed by mexicans in Ohio. Enjoy that liberal kool-aid while you can.
Whatever

Galloway, OH

#20 Dec 6, 2009
It does amaze me that people read (or just skim) these stories and without any basis in fact assume that the driver killed was an illegal immigrant. For crying out loud, just because he had an Hispanic last name doesn't mean he's an illegal immigrant. My prayers go out to his family, the poor trucker who was forced to be involved, and his family. And thank God that more people weren't hurt or killed, which could have very easily happened. Illegal immigrants are also not the only people who have been driving the wrong way on freeways lately. Amazing how some people take an article and without all the facts, run with it to rant and rave about things that haven't been proven. Why don't you wait and do what the legitimate press in this country USED to do--wait for all the facts before spouting out?
Jeremy

West Newton, MA

#21 Dec 6, 2009
Listen, Ivan was NOT illegal, i was his good friend, so all of you need to get your mind right and realize a 23 year old man just died
Jeremy

West Newton, MA

#22 Dec 6, 2009
R.I.P Ivan...... Ivan was a hard worker That managed his familys grocery sotre. Im hearing alot of assumptions about him being drunk or whatever else you assholes have to say.
But no about that he could have been on his way to work to open the store.
You people will all be judged for the comments you have made today.
You will be missed Ivan 574
bcm

Olanta, PA

#23 Dec 6, 2009
Jeremy wrote:
R.I.P Ivan...... Ivan was a hard worker That managed his familys grocery sotre. Im hearing alot of assumptions about him being drunk or whatever else you **** have to say.
But no about that he could have been on his way to work to open the store.
You people will all be judged for the comments you have made today.
You will be missed Ivan 574
I'm with you Jeremy!! Ivan (aka Yogi Bear) was a good guy and will be missed. Whether or not he WAS in fact drunk, or maybe sleepy, upset, or possibly just suddenly experienced some car troubles..my heart goes out to both families involved in this tragic situation. I'm glad I'm not the only one on here attempting to put truth into these fools minds. I went to middle school and high school with him.. and actually got to see him last winter when he came into town for a little while.

I'm sure this won't stop the 20 people that will attempt to make their witty comments after this on some more stupid racial issues.

574 COE
Bob

Westerville, OH

#24 Dec 6, 2009
jct elkhart wrote:
people....please,lets look at the BIG picture.just as i been reading some make sense other i will pray for a better undersatnding.
Ivan was a AMERICAN because he born in USA grounds,does he had ties to our rich hispanic culture?yes he did his parents and most of the members of his family are first generation,that came to US(this will make him 2nd generation). this country is what we all call a pot,because for any wich way WE all are here as inmigrants,the real natives of this land are indians,we all came from other continents wich make us inmigrants.
the point is we are here to find more information about the 2 families involved in this tragedy, not to gossip about something more non-sense of inmigrations laws.for those of you that feel that way,my heart goes out to you for being inmature and used this forum for your insecured life....you should be more educated and be prepared on life continue your education and be a profesional in life so you dont feel under presure to compete your jobs(that most americans dont want to do)against inmigrants that with all respect are more inteligents than you cause they dont have education but skills and more brain to learn 2 lenguages.as for your issues as american citizen i will told you that you probably know....YOUR own congressman are the ones that could resolved those issues NOT THIS FORUM,but..they all knw that they cannot do anything about it since that people are producing taxes and working more that the american
people again in jobs that not a whole lots of people want to do(incluying myself),please be real and contact them we could not help on your insecured life.as for the people that are more inteligent i would like to thank your understanding in this matter,we all are more concern about those 2 families that really are to suffer the rest of their life.i pray the all move forward and learn from this experience....i always had said "not matter who they are and where they are...always tell them I love you,hug them,uprigth them and let them knw how valuable they are and the miracle the GOD perform on them to become who they are.....sons,daugthers,fathers ,mothers,sisters,brothers etc.....
tho whom feel free of guilty and sin in life...could trow the first rock
Sounds like you are taking America back one Illegal at a time. Learn History for Yourself. Instead of leaving and bringing your problems from Mexico. Straighten your own corrupt country out the same way our founding fathers did here. Nothing stopping able bodied mexicans from having a revolution in mexico and establishing a constitution. Easier to just cross the border and declare ownership here.
Bob

Westerville, OH

#25 Dec 6, 2009
bcm wrote:
WOW!! some of you people disgust me! you all seem to just know everything.. seeing as no information regarding how or why is happened has even been released yet.. or better yet not one word in the news about him being here illegally! but since you all seem to know Ivan so well, he MUST have been here illegally then, huh?? his names sounds hispanic, so he MUST be here illegally huh?? well you are all wrong, I went to school with him all through my younger years here in Indiana.. so just for the record he is NOT an illegal immigrant.
Attending school doesnt make him legal. Was he born here? Are his parents legal? Attending school doesnt establish citizenship.

Since: Dec 09

Chicago, IL

#26 Dec 6, 2009
"and his name is Ivan Diaz De Leon, the assumption is going to be he is most likely an illegal alien. If we were informed of the status of residency of the true illegals, we wouldn't wonder when the status is not mentioned, but would assume the person was legal. "
My "assumtion" of you is that your a white middle class women? Probably drives a mini van and thinks public schools are bad? Now how many did I get right? I was just assuming that because your name is Mrs.Smith... But if it was Mrs.Smiths son, brother, friend we should all feel remorse for her family because he is legal!
Really if everytime you turned on the tv a so called "illgegal alien" in your eyes, is on there do you expect to see his green card in the credits?? You people are so ignorant! Maybe you should send a request to the Ivan's family and request a copy of his birth certificate before for you felt some remorse for his friends and family.
Ivan, for the ones who knew you, we will all miss you. My prayers go out to Ivans family. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Since: Dec 09

Chicago, IL

#27 Dec 6, 2009
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>Attending school doesnt make him legal. Was he born here? Are his parents legal? Attending school doesnt establish citizenship.
Hey Bob you must have a lot of time on your hands to be able to sit here and ask all of these questions so you can go on with your day. Glad to know that the death of a good man sparks your interests so much. Maybe you should focus on yourself a little more and look around. "Straighten your own corrupt country out the same way our founding fathers did here." Where are you living? I'm done wasting time talking to a white wall.
mexiGO

Columbus, OH

#30 Dec 6, 2009
I hate how those people think they can come to our country and drive like maniacs like they do back home.

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