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Investigation to resume in deaths of Moreno Valley High assistant football coach, wife, and two children


Sunday, February 14th, 2010
Issue 06, Volume 14.


MORENO VALLEY - An investigation was expected to resume today in the deaths of a Moreno Valley High assistant football coach, his wife and their two children, who were killed in a fiery six-vehicle crash on a freeway in San

Bernardino County.

The crash was reported around 12:30 p.m. Saturday on a stretch of Interstate 15 between the Pomona (60) Freeway and the San Bernardino (10) Freeway. The lurid crash scene, death investigations, and clearing the wreckage

snarled Southland traffic on all three freeways for several hours.

Ryan Villalpando, 32, wife Veronica Villalpando 29, their son Mateo, 4, and infant Bella Rose died in the crash south of East Jurupa Street in Ontario, Moreno Valley football coach Ted Wadkins told the Press-Enterprise of Riverside.

The wreck involved three big rigs and three other vehicles, and the Villalpandos' vehicle was trapped between two of the trucks and burst into flames, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Wadkins learned about the deaths Saturday afternoon.

"He was my offensive line coach," Wadkins told the newspaper. "I met him at Cal State San Bernardino and he was the first guy I hired. He's taught the last five years at Moreno Valley."

Wadkins said Veronica Advertisement
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Villalpando taught at an aerospace school at Norton Air Force Base.

"They'll be severely missed," Wadkins told the Press-Enterprise.

The San Bernardino County coroner had not officially identified the victims as of this morning.


MORENO VALLEY - A Moreno Valley High assistant football coach, his wife and their two children were killed in a six-vehicle crash in San Bernardino County, it was reported today.

Ryan Villalpando, wife Veronica Villalpando and their two children died yesterday in the crash on Interstate 15 south of Jurupa Avenue near Ontario, Moreno Valley football coach Ted Wadkins told the Press-Enterprise of Riverside.

The crash involved three big rigs and three other vehicles, and the Villalpandos' vehicle became trapped between two of the trucks, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Wadkins learned about the deaths Saturday afternoon. "He was my offensive line coach," Wadkins told the newspaper. "I met him at Cal State San Bernardino and he was the first guy I hired. He's taught the last five years at Moreno Valley."

Wadkins said Veronica Villalpando taught at an aerospace school at Norton Air Force

Base.

Authorities have not officially identified the victims. "They'll be severely missed," Wadkins told the newspaper.


 

17 comments

Comment Profile Imagedavid berumen
Comment #1 | Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 7:56 am
r.i.p. big homie god bless your whole family me and yoselin will miss you and keep you guys in our hearts love david, yoselin, and alysson
Comment Profile ImageLT
Comment #2 | Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:46 am
I really wish we didn't have to share the freeway with big rig trucks. They can be very dangerous. My mom was almost killed by one when he side swiped her and sent her off an embankment. I pray their family is comforted.
Comment Profile ImageYolanda
Comment #3 | Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm
This makes us realize how life can be taken from
us at any moment. It also causes us to turn to
JESUS CHRIST who offered up his life as a sacrifice on a cross for us so that we may have eternal life. May they rest in peace with you LORD until resurrection day."Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies," John 11:25
Comment Profile Imagekimberly
Comment #4 | Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:04 am
they need to have a seperate freeway for those stupid big rigs my heart goes out to the family and everyone who him..
Comment Profile ImageALEX M
Comment #5 | Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 2:41 pm
PEOPLE NEED TO KEEP DISTANCE FROM THESE BIG RIGA WEIGH 80000 THOUSAND LBS IN THIS ACCIDENT SEEMS THAT BIG RIG DRIVER THAT HIT CAR FROM BEHIND WAS DRIVING TO FAST AND TO CLOSE , GOD BLESS THE VILLALPANDOS.
Comment Profile Imagecelina
Comment #6 | Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:35 pm
God bless him and his family its aaa tragic
Comment Profile ImageSANDRA
Comment #7 | Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 8:35 pm
OMG.....
REST IN PEACE COACH V...
I REMEMBER WHEN I FIRST MET U AT MOVAL HIGH I WILL MISS U.... R.I.P COACH TO U N UR FAM...
Comment Profile Imagestylist
Comment #8 | Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 6:40 am
i remember him n his fam pretty good they would come get their hair cut at the shop i work at very nice n happy family he always brought lil mateo in im so sad god bless rip
Comment Profile ImageElizabeth P
Comment #9 | Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 6:40 am
My prayers go out to there families. It saddens my heart to hear such tragic news. Such a young family may God rest there souls.
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Comment Profile ImageElizabeth P
Comment #10 | Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 6:41 am
My prayers go out to there families. It saddens my heart to hear such tragic news. Such a young family may God rest there souls.
Comment Profile Imagegloria
Comment #11 | Friday, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm
rip........how sad...
Comment Profile Imagemaria
Comment #12 | Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 6:35 am
my prayers goes to the family Mrs. villalpando was my son english teacher when we learn about this sad news my heart just stop for a moment and star prayin we will missed you R.I.P Family villalpando you were a very good (maestra) teacher......:0(
Comment Profile ImageKenady
Comment #13 | Thursday, Feb 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm
They wre such a cute and young family my prayers go out to that family and i hope god will bless them on heaven and godbless the moreno valley teams and big rigs should have there own lane to stay so thay will cause less accidents
Comment Profile ImageJH
Comment #14 | Friday, Apr 9, 2010 at 7:11 am
They allow anyone to drive a big rig nowadays. Some are very good drivers, too many big rig drivers should of never got a license to drive. Haven't heard results of accident but appeared to be cause by the big rig driver who failed to stop.
Comment Profile Imagenick.p
Comment #15 | Friday, Jun 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm
i miss them
Comment Profile ImageSlow these Truckers Down
Comment #16 | Saturday, Oct 30, 2010 at 12:16 pm
Was there an arrest in this case, or was it all swept under the rug?
Comment Profile Imagestaff
Comment #17 | Saturday, Oct 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm
All we know is that the investigation is continuing. We will check on it this week.

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