5 JW's DEAD 3 HURT BAD convention crash!

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  • Panda

    Very Very sad for the survivors of this crash.

  • DannyHaszard


    17 year old driver FELL ASLEEP AT WHEEL Passengers thrown from vehicle probable NO seatbelts

    I-10 accidents kill seven: Willcox residents step in to help ...

    Range News, AZ - 4 minutes ago

    ... together. They were heading to the District Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses in Tucson," said Ted Arnold, who was on the scene to help. ...

    I-10 accidents kill seven: Willcox residents step in to help injured victims in 2 crashes

    Photo by Ted Arnold
    Angelica Romero, 15, is comforted after being injured in an I-10 accident Thursday night in which five people were killed.

    CAROL BROEDER and AINSLEE S. WITTIG/Arizona Range News

    Seven people lost their lives in separate accidents this week in accidents on Interstate 10 near Willcox.

    Five people died and three were injured Thursday in a rollover on I-10, about six miles east of Bowie.

    "The families were traveling in two or three vans together, and the teenagers wanted to ride together. They were heading to the District Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses in Tucson," said Ted Arnold, who was on the scene to help.

    The 17-year old driver, Jahaviel Romero of Chaparral, N.M., told state Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers that he fell asleep , overcorrected and then the vehicle rolled, Arnold said.

    "When the van left the pavement, it caught a stump and flipped all over throwing people and debris. It rolled about 150 feet," he said.

    "Everything was everywhere, people were ejected. One person was trapped in the vehicle, which was fully engulfed (in flames). Nothing was left but ashes on the inside of the 1992 Chevy Astrovan.

    Rick Knight, spokesman for the DPS in Phoenix, said the van crossed both lanes of the I-10, then rolled two-and-a-half times before landing on its wheels and catching on fire.

    The accident occurred at about 7:20 p.m. near milepost 369.6, about six miles east of Bowie, Knight said.

    Jahaviel's father and mother, Rey Romero, 48, and Suzanna Romero, 49, and his sister, Myra Romero, 15, all perished in the crash.

    Two sisters riding in the van were also killed, Priscilla Soledad, 18, and Joyce Cisneros, 14, whose father was in one of the vehicles following them, Knight said.

    Jahaviel's sisters, Jennifer Romero, 14, and Angelica Romero, 15, were flown to the Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix.

    Amy Halm, the hospital's public information officer, said that Jahaviel and Jennifer are listed in good condition, and that Angelica was released on Saturday.

    Knight said that none of the van's occupants were wearing seatbelts and six were ejected.

    All were from Chaparral, N.M.

    "The two families were traveling from New Mexico to Tucson where they planned to attend the District Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses there," Arnold said. "DPS officers on the scene contacted dispatch, who contacted the Willcox Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses who were able to respond to the scene to provide assistance and comfort to the survivors. Surviving family members were taken into the homes of local witnesses who cared for them."

    The Elders of Kingdom Hall, Herb Cooke, John Bowen and Martin Garcia, went to the scene to help the victims and their families in any way they could, Arnold said.

    "Martin (Garcia) took the families to his home until they were able to head back to Chaparral.

    In another one-vehicle accident, two brothers lost their lives, but a six-year-old boy miraculously survived, late Sunday night about 12 miles west of Willcox, Knight said.

    Just before midnight on July 3, a gray Datsun pick-up went into the median and rolled twice, ejecting the passengers, Knight said.

    Two brothers from El Paso, Tex., Jesus Tarin, 41, and Guadalupe Tarin, 52, both died on scene.

    They were on the way from El Paso to San Bernardino, Calif., Knight said.

    Six-year-old Vincente Tarin, disoriented from the crash, walked to the eastbound lanes and was rescued by passing motorist Robin Morrow of Willcox, said DPS Officer Marty Bowlby.

    "It was very fortunate that she gathered him up out of the high speed lane," Sgt. Jeff Mitchell of the Willcox DPS said, adding that he had already lost his father and uncle, "at least we didn't lose him."

    "She did a really good deed ... wonderful," Bowlby said.

    Morrow could not be reached as of press time.

    Tarin was listed in fair condition as of Tuesday, said Ann Cisneros, spokeswoman for University Medical Center in Tucson.

    There were five fatal accidents, resulting in six deaths, on state highways over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, from Friday, July 1 at 6 p.m., through midnight on Monday, Knight said.

  • LongHairGal

    I also remember hair-raising drives to conventions years ago. Nowadays, the roads are far worse. I have a fear that I didn't have twenty years ago.

    You have people on cell phones plus many immigrants with questionable driving skills not to mention road rage.

    These things didn't exist years ago.

  • Bryan

    That is very sad, but at the same time, I ask... Why would Jehovah let them die so senselessly just before receiving his spiritual food?

    ...maybe, he has nothing to do with it... the tragic accident nor the food...


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  • JH

    It is very sad, but if one of us died ( JWD posters) died, would they show the same sadness???

  • Berean

    The death of these people was so tragic. No more and no less than anyone else in the world that lost a family member in a traffic accident, for whatever reason that particular person was traveling.

    My feelings go out to the families in their time of loss – been there done that.

    It brings back memories of total helplessness for the ability to comfort the parents of a relative and disgust for some of the comments I heard from some of the “friends” because the deceased person was recently disfellowshipped – heartless bastards (if I had it to do over, I would spit in their falsely-pious faces… every one of them conveniently forgot that a persons death is the ultimate payment of sin and Christ death was a covering for everyone – not just the pharisaical Governing Body and other select few).


  • potleg

    It's very sad, as it is with anyone who is killed in these circumstances. I hope the JW's don't exploit this, although I can only imagine the infomercial that will be called a funeral..Good point, if any of us died on our way to an "apostfest" how much compassion... would we be shown? But when your vision of god is the ultimate destroyer...

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