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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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bcm

Olanta, PA

#32 Dec 6, 2009
oookay bobby boy..we get your point. move along now.
Angry

Elkhart, IN

#33 Dec 6, 2009
Ok, you people really need to stop with your ignorant comments... Please, have some respect.
R.I.P. Ivan... We love you!
Rachel

Ooltewah, TN

#34 Dec 6, 2009
I have known Ivan since he was young. He was polite and hardworking. He had occasionally helped me in my insurance agency. He was trustworthy and very loyal. The ignorance of some of the persons posting is frightning. An only son, a first born, has died too early. The judgemental, hateful and prejudice persons who annonymously comment are cowards. Go see the movie, The Blind Side. See if you recognize yourself.
Ugly bumper

Chillicothe, OH

#35 Dec 6, 2009
Have some respect, eh Angry? We have respect for the law, honesty, and playing by the rules. These illegals have no self-respect because they come here on a cheat, stay on a fraud, and expect people to just give them something because they broke laws. If illegals want respect they better get home and do the hard work there, then apply to come here legally. Any self-repecting person would not subject himself or family to the label of criminal.
THE MEXICAN

Columbus, OH

#37 Dec 6, 2009
and we do mistakes because we are humans to .
THE MEXICAN

Columbus, OH

#38 Dec 6, 2009
no because we are imigrants we no are humans .are skin color , language , and culture are diferent,
bat we are humans , aliens would look nothing like us, god bless america . While the storm clouds gather far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful for a land so fair,
As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer. "

God Bless America,
Land that I love.
Stand beside her, and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above.
From the mountains, to the prairies,
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home
Wallace and Davis

Blacklick, OH

#44 Dec 6, 2009
Regardless of the results of the investigation we pray for Ivan Diaz DeLeon, his family and his friends. We also pray that Grigor Panosian, the driver of the semi makes a quick and full recovery. Finally we pray those caught in the aftermath of the crash will make a renewed effort to "drive to arrive alive" both in this Holy season and throughout the coming year.
DMA

Columbus, IN

#45 Dec 6, 2009
Screw all you negative people!! You are cold hearted!! Ivan was a great guy and he cared for everyone and helped any way he could. No one really knows what he was thinking or how it really happened....so for someone saying it was his death wish..(fuck you!!) Ivan wasn't illegal! If you really knew him then you would know that!! Don't just go assuming and thinking that you know when really you're just making an ass out of yourself! My heart goes out to Ivan's family. He was called home even though we didn't think it was his time. He will be truly missed and never forgotten. RIP Ivan Diaz de Leon. I love you!
CMH

Nashville, TN

#46 Dec 6, 2009
Please stop your rude unnecessary comments. YOU DID NOT KNOW IVAN. I have known Ivan for over ten years. He was like a brother to me. An AMAZING guy that would give you the shirt off his back. You people are so so so ignorant and it angers me to see your horrid comments towards a dear friend that has been lost. His whole family is absolutely amazing and they DEFINITELY are US citizens. They had lived in my hometown since Ivan was young and owned many businesses around here. A very wealthy, respectful, loving family. How dare you assume he is illegal because of his heritage and name. I feel so saddened for you people that have nothing but harsh words. An amazing young man has been taken from us. This kid took me to prom, taught me to drive, and was there for me EVERY SINGLE time I was upset or going through troubles. I feel sorry that you people did not have the chance to know him. STOP your uneducated comments, please, for the sake of his family and friends. I will pray for you and your ignorance.
Jeremy

West Newton, MA

#47 Dec 6, 2009
Yes, all of you need to realize that if this were to happen you your frist born child, or just a close relative, no matter what the cause of him going to wrong way was, that would be mourning just as much as all of us and his family....
He didnt deserve to be taken from us, but it has happened, and we will all be very sad....
Pull your heads out of your asses and stop being such a negative group of prejudice morons....
R.I.P Ivan Diaz De Leon, you will never be forgotten
steve_stiffler

Grove City, OH

#48 Dec 6, 2009
CMH wrote:
Please stop your rude unnecessary comments. YOU DID NOT KNOW IVAN. I have known Ivan for over ten years. He was like a brother to me. An AMAZING guy that would give you the shirt off his back. You people are so so so ignorant and it angers me to see your horrid comments towards a dear friend that has been lost. His whole family is absolutely amazing and they DEFINITELY are US citizens. They had lived in my hometown since Ivan was young and owned many businesses around here. A very wealthy, respectful, loving family. How dare you assume he is illegal because of his heritage and name. I feel so saddened for you people that have nothing but harsh words. An amazing young man has been taken from us. This kid took me to prom, taught me to drive, and was there for me EVERY SINGLE time I was upset or going through troubles. I feel sorry that you people did not have the chance to know him. STOP your uneducated comments, please, for the sake of his family and friends. I will pray for you and your ignorance.
He taught you to drive? Good luck. Nice knowing you. And good riddance.

Bye Bye!
John

Pound Ridge, NY

#49 Dec 6, 2009
It still never stops amazing me how heartless people are anymore. NO Human life seems to be sacred no matter what race they are, They had to be this or that or blah blah blah. As it has been pointed out he was NOT an illegal alien. I would also bet he works a hell of lot harder than some of u ass***** on here and your comments. Well guess what dumbass your great grandparents were immigrants to and they WERE illegal by your definition until they were naturalized. OH btw so you dont just shit. I am white and Yes I am a full blood U.S Citizen and I am College Educated. So shut the hell up and get a life!!
Lauren Elkhart

Goshen, IN

#50 Dec 7, 2009
I can't believe these comments... How low are you people.. You don't even know Ivan.. How dare you judge him! It could happen to anyone of your family members or loved ones. So maybe you low lifes should think before speaking and take a look at your own life and stop judging others. Haters! RIP Ivan.. We love you. And know your watching over us! <3
ignorance fuels hate

Elkhart, IN

#51 Dec 7, 2009
Jabez Stone wrote:
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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.
What are you saying? The other 90% of crimes are committed by "white" people. Let's round them up and send them back to Europe! Molesters, serial murderes, meth manufacturers, all of them!
Does that sound like something a crazy person would say? It should. That's how a lot of you idiots sound like.
I'm sure a lot of the stuff Hitler was saying was to the effect of what many of you are posting. Look at what that brought about. Think about it.
Peter

Columbus, OH

#53 Dec 7, 2009
This accident was a huge blow to weekend traffic. I don't see how one could get on the highway in the wrong direction, let alone continue to drive in the wrong direction. There are Do Not Enter signs everywhere, its difficult to even make the turn to enter the highway incorrectly, and you should realize that you're on the left hand side of the road, something that doesn't happen accidentally.

I would say there should be enhanced automated technology monitoring the highways (smart cameras, spikes, barricades) to detect anomalies like this sooner, but really, driving restrictions should be raised. I can't wait for the 3C train to come so that I can have the peace of mind knowing that I'll travel safely.
Killdozer

Columbus, OH

#54 Dec 7, 2009
Peter wrote:
This accident was a huge blow to weekend traffic. I don't see how one could get on the highway in the wrong direction, let alone continue to drive in the wrong direction. There are Do Not Enter signs everywhere, its difficult to even make the turn to enter the highway incorrectly, and you should realize that you're on the left hand side of the road, something that doesn't happen accidentally.
Maybe they drive on the left in his native country. Aren't some of those islands in the Caribbean like that?
Jessica

Hamilton, OH

#55 Dec 8, 2009
Ok so the people who are making rude comments have no tact. Remember the words you typed here when you lose a loved one!! FREAKS!!!!
Denmar

Fishers, IN

#56 Feb 12, 2014
Unbelievable, one of my best friends that I have ever have had ... I cried. That was hard, I miss you Yogi! MCormick Place, and all those cars....
We were in Ivans's red Eclipse.... The world was ours!!!!

Devin

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