Police Think Driver in Fatal Accident...

Police Think Driver in Fatal Accident is Headed to Mexico

There are 32 comments on the www.dallasnews.com story from Mar 9, 2008, titled Police Think Driver in Fatal Accident is Headed to Mexico. In it, www.dallasnews.com reports that:

Grand Prairie police are looking for the driver of an SUV who fled after the vehicle flipped several times on Interstate 30 early Saturday, killing his teenage girlfriend, police said.

The driver, Steven "Esteban" Baesa, 19, fled the accident, which occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-30 near Northwest 19th Street about 2:30 a.m. Mr. Baesa may be headed to Mexico, police said.

Mr. Baesa, Jackie Martinez, and two friends were traveling fast in a Ford Expedition when it flipped several times, Detective John Brimmer said. Ms. Martinez, a 19-year-old mother of a newborn son, was ejected from the passenger seat onto the freeway where she was hit by at least three vehicles. She died at the scene. Mr. Baesa and a passenger fled the scene. A 14-year-old passenger at the scene brandished a pistol in an attempt to carjack a man who had stopped to help, police said. The man scared off the teen about the same time the first responding officer arrived.

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Obviousman

United States

#1 Mar 9, 2008
Illegal alien, no drivers license or insurance. Probable a stolen SUV. Go figure. Killing innocents Americans won't kill.
MGG

Irving, TX

#2 Mar 10, 2008
Obviousman wrote:
Illegal alien, no drivers license or insurance. Probable a stolen SUV. Go figure. Killing innocents Americans won't kill.
Who said he was an illegal alien? Or that the vehicle was stolen? Is it just because of the individuals skin color? or name?
Against Obviousman

United States

#3 Mar 10, 2008
Yea "Obviousman" You pretty pathetic! You should have posted your name as IgnorantMan
He was NOT an illegal alien. Both were hispanic AMERICANS and the truck was not stolen..
Corey H

Austin, TX

#4 Mar 10, 2008
Rest in peace Jackie! We miss and love you!!
Greggory C

Atwood, CA

#5 Mar 10, 2008
My heart goes out to Jackie's family. Rest in Peace.
We have you in our prayers!
talia b

San Jose, CA

#6 Mar 10, 2008
rip jacky
my heart also goes out to jackies family
and friends.
im praying for you
and your baby boy
sng

Richardson, TX

#7 Mar 10, 2008
She was a good person! RIP Miss jackie! and Obviousman please read thoroughly before you talk! No one ever said anything about stolen or illegal! Instead of saying something nice! You have to say something wrong! May God Bless You!
Julissa

Arlington, TX

#8 Mar 11, 2008
Rest In Peace Jackie.
You'll NEVER be forgotten.
Vanessa

Killeen, TX

#9 Mar 11, 2008
Julissa wrote:
Rest In Peace Jackie.
You'll NEVER be forgotten.
May u rest in peace Jackie....For all u negative people...Get ur story straight this was an accident. who said anything about stolen/illegal.
Vanessa

Killeen, TX

#10 Mar 11, 2008
May god be with ur family....
LEO

New York, NY

#11 Mar 11, 2008
R.I.P JACKIE MARTINEZ YOU OUR IN OUR PRAYERS

“Time flies like an arrow...”

Since: Mar 07

"fruit flies like a banana"

#12 Mar 12, 2008
For those of you who purport to know the people involved, can anyone tell me why a 14-year-old, who had been a passenger in the SUV, pulled a gun on the Good Samaritan who stopped to help?

Since: Oct 07

Irving, TX

#13 Mar 12, 2008
How horrible! She was so young and with a new baby. I am so glad the baby was not with them.

Why would that child, the 14 year old try to hijack a car? I do not understand. Why wasn't he doing everything he could to get help for her?

Jackie sounds like she was a lovely person. With so much ahead in her future.

Too bad she got mixed up with Mr. Baesa. He seems a very violent type with previous convictions for family violence and drug offenses. Does anyone ever wonder how really sweet girls get taken in? I do, as I an older woman. Just yesterday someone was talking about being abused. How confused they were, because he kept saying how sorry he was. It was then I wondered why schools don't have classes that help people see when they have met a controler and perhaps a person prone to violence... like this man who they think is fleeing. Sorry for the rambling it just breaks my heart to hear of another young lady, and with a baby and so much of a bright future ahead losing her life.

God bless Amy Nanatothe, Jackie's mom and her family and the little baby boy. May He wrap His arms around them and her friends during this horrible time.

Miss B.
alee

Arlington, TX

#14 Mar 15, 2008
jackie was a close friend of my family, and she grew up with my brother... she didnt deserve what happened to her and i hate that they left her there by herself! she had alot going for her she was a awsome soccer player and person! and her lil boy is ony five weeks old and now he will never ever get to meet his mother, i still cant believe it, i keep thinking i will see her on monday night, thats when we would of played soccer together... but now she is in heaven playing... r.i.p jackie and sweetdreams you will be missed and NEVER 4gottn!

Since: Oct 07

Irving, TX

#15 Mar 16, 2008
alee wrote:
jackie was a close friend of my family, and she grew up with my brother... she didnt deserve what happened to her and i hate that they left her there by herself! she had alot going for her she was a awsome soccer player and person! and her lil boy is ony five weeks old and now he will never ever get to meet his mother, i still cant believe it, i keep thinking i will see her on monday night, thats when we would of played soccer together... but now she is in heaven playing... r.i.p jackie and sweetdreams you will be missed and NEVER 4gottn!
alee, I am so very sorry that you have lost your friend! It is never easy, and like you said for him to have left her there and driven off is unbelievable. I sure hope if anyone has a lead on him they will tell the police. Guess the other one too. People should never treat each other that way. Perhaps since your families are so close you will be part of the little boys family and share stories about his mom with him. I hope your journey in life, Alee, is an easier path and that you chose wisely when it comes to the boys/men in your life and the people you chose to have in your precious life. What is so sad, is that she did not have to die. I can not help but wonder what was going on in that car when it crashed... it had to be something for him to drive away like that and leave her with her broken body alone .. suffering. Chose carefully Alee, please. Take care honey. I figure he had money if he was running drugs, like the article said. Never let that attract you. You can study and make your life independently with an education. Then if you do make a mistake, and lets face it, we all do. You will have your education to fall back on and it will allow you a life without compromise. You will be able to walk away from anyone that begins to control and not appreciate you. Please take this to heart. I can not get over how different Jackie's life could have been.
Christopher Nieto

United States

#16 Mar 17, 2008
Rip Jackie my prayers go for all her loved ones
tom-e

Dallas, TX

#17 Mar 27, 2008
I hate that anyone had to die but I'm Thankful that no innocent people in their speeding path had to die due to his ignorance. I feel for Jackie's baby and family and what goes around comes around so maybe wherever he is his turn will come.
Jendy

Flower Mound, TX

#18 Apr 1, 2008
My daughters precious friend! The baby shower invitations were made at my house. I was disappointed in Jackie for even having a baby. But we all make mistakes. We have all been there in our lives. The newspaper can lie and assume the truth, but noone knows the truth except the people that were there. I am sorry that Stephen will have to see this over and over in his mind. It was a terrible accident that he will have to live with for the rest of his life. may God bless Elijah, he will have lots and lots of love. I will miss seeing jackie with the soccer ball. She was sight to see. Only if you have seen her play, will you know how she will be sorely missed in the soccer community!

Love you Beautiful,

See ya in Heaven

Love Jendy
Laurens mom
LizzyPoo

Memphis, TN

#19 May 12, 2008
Jackie was a good friend of mines, and i miss so much! we would always party together before she was pregnant. i grew up with steven and know he is a good person! when jackie was pregnant, her baby daddy didnt want to take his role as a father and left her by her self! steven took care of her and didnt care she was having a baby with another man. he loved her alot and treated jackies baby as if it was his! you have to understand if you see your loved one departed. you are going to freak out and get scared. so i suggest you people dont judge a book by its cover! and just so you know! he turn himself in on her funeral! and just because the press hears a latino last name doesnt necessary mean they are headed to MEXICO!!..lol shows how raciest the media is and how ignorant they really are!! RIP *JACKIE**SEE YOU WHEN I GET THERE*

“Time flies like an arrow...”

Since: Mar 07

"fruit flies like a banana"

#20 May 12, 2008
LizzyPoo wrote:
Jackie was a good friend of mines, and i miss so much! we would always party together before she was pregnant. i grew up with steven and know he is a good person! when jackie was pregnant, her baby daddy didnt want to take his role as a father and left her by her self! steven took care of her and didnt care she was having a baby with another man. he loved her alot and treated jackies baby as if it was his! you have to understand if you see your loved one departed. you are going to freak out and get scared. so i suggest you people dont judge a book by its cover! and just so you know! he turn himself in on her funeral! and just because the press hears a latino last name doesnt necessary mean they are headed to MEXICO!!..lol shows how raciest the media is and how ignorant they really are!! RIP *JACKIE**SEE YOU WHEN I GET THERE*
Sorry for your loss.

I've known dozens of people who've lost loved ones in traffic accidents and none of them "freaked out" and ran from the scene -- with the exception of one who had been drinking and using. He needed time to get the "stuff" out of his system before he talked to the police. Perhaps that scenario fits your friend's case?

and finally, it's not racist to suspect a fugitive is headed to Mexico. Fugitives from the US have been fleeing to Mexico for 2 hundred years. It IS racist, however, to assume that anyone withOUT a Latino name is anti-Mexican.

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