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4-Year-Old Girl Dies After Crash
Omaha World Herald ^ | 05/13/2009 | Andrew J. Nelson

Posted on 05/14/2009 6:18:47 AM PDT by NEMDF

The little girl flung from a minivan yesterday morning in west Omaha has died, according to the Omaha Police Department.

Josie Bluhm, 4, was in a 2007 Chrysler Town & Country driven by her mother when the crash occurred. Her mother's minivan was southbound on 180th Street about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday when a 2007 Ford F-150 pickup driven west on West Center Road by Eleazar Rangel-Ochoa, 27, ran a red light and slammed into it, authorities said.

Josie was the most severely hurt of those injured in the crash. She suffered brain hemorrhaging and was eventually declared brain dead. Life support was withdrawn, and she died of her injuries at 5:50 p.m. today, police said.

Two other children in the minivan, Cayden Bluhm, 5, and Reagan Bluhm, 1, were, like Josie, taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center after the crash. Cayden remained in serious condition, and Reagan was treated and released. The condition of their mother, Jayme Bluhm, 32, has been upgraded from serious to fair.

Rangel-Ochoa, whom police arrested after he was treated for his injuries, remained in jail today, accused of driving with a suspended license. He is not in the U.S. legally, according to police; they did not know his country of origin.

Authorities said Rangel-Ochoa's license had been suspended and revoked numerous times for offenses ranging from failure to complete driver improvement classes to driving under the influence. In 2003 his driver's license was revoked for 15 years following a conviction for third-offense DUI. He now will face a charge of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide, Sgt. Doug Klein said in a police press release.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: aliens; anotherdeadamerican; crime; deathcult; drunkdriving; illegalalien; illegalimmigrant; immigrantlist; rangelochoa; schiavo
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1 posted on 05/14/2009 6:18:47 AM PDT by NEMDF
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An incredible tragedy, made more so by the fact these children weren’t in car seats as well.


2 posted on 05/14/2009 6:20:31 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-Eyed Killer of the Deep)
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To: NEMDF

There are no words to say about this insanity that we see ourselves living in daily. Such a tragic tragic event that makes my heart fill with anger. My soul weeps for this country.


3 posted on 05/14/2009 6:21:53 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: NEMDF

This is so tragic it is painful.

Why wasn’t she in a car seat? Will the mother be charged? I ask because in many states the driver will be charged if the child is not in a car seat.


4 posted on 05/14/2009 6:22:11 AM PDT by svcw (The prerequisite for receiving the grace of God ... is knowing you need it.)
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To: NEMDF

almost the most useless and senseless way I can think of to die

at the hands of a serial drunk driving unrepentant illegal immigrant whose punishment will probably be a free ticket home


5 posted on 05/14/2009 6:22:30 AM PDT by silverleaf ("Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal ( Martin Luther King))
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To: NEMDF
"Rangel-Ochoa, whom police arrested after he was treated for his injuries, remained in jail today, accused of driving with a suspended license. He is not in the U.S. legally, according to police; they did not know his country of origin.

Authorities said Rangel-Ochoa's license had been suspended and revoked numerous times for offenses ranging from failure to complete driver improvement classes to driving under the influence. In 2003 his driver's license was revoked for 15 years following a conviction for third-offense DUI. He now will face a charge of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide, Sgt. Doug Klein said in a police press release.

And, as aspecial reward, He'll be released without conviction and given citizenship and a welfare check from Obama.

6 posted on 05/14/2009 6:22:48 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: OCCASparky

I had not heard that about the kids not being in car seats. Where was that reported? Thank you.


7 posted on 05/14/2009 6:22:54 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

Rangel-Ochoa, whom police arrested after he was treated for his injuries, remained in jail today, accused of driving with a suspended license. He is not in the U.S. legally, according to police; they did not know his country of origin.

THEN WHY DID HE HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE????


8 posted on 05/14/2009 6:22:57 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: NEMDF

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9 posted on 05/14/2009 6:23:02 AM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (Satan has a new name and it is Islam)
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To: NEMDF
Rangel-Ochoa's license had been suspended and revoked numerous times

He was here at least since 2003 and yet not one judge turned over this illegal alien to ICE. Disgusting. Every judge and every LE department has blood on their hands. Yes, the kids should have been in carseats but the accident didn't have to happen.

10 posted on 05/14/2009 6:24:08 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: NEMDF
Everyone in the minivan had terrible injuries except the 1 year old who was treated and released.

Please buckle your children and yourself in. It does not matter if you are being exceptionally careful, it is the drunk, illegal alien in the other vehicle that can cause the accident.

11 posted on 05/14/2009 6:25:05 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (Check out Puppy News at www.buyingapuppy.com)
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To: OCCASparky
"An incredible tragedy, made more so by the fact these children weren’t in car seats as well."

Well of course. It's all her mothers fault because she didn't have them in freakin' cheap plastic car seats.

How dare they even mention this poor illegal immigrant who blew a red light while taking a swig from his whiskey bottle.

12 posted on 05/14/2009 6:25:32 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: hatfieldmccoy

I am sorry then for the duplicate; I DID search on this.


13 posted on 05/14/2009 6:25:38 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF
Josie was found under the bumper of the van. Witnesses said the little girl was in a safety seat, but was ejected in the force of the crash.

From the updated WOWT report--see previous posts

14 posted on 05/14/2009 6:26:16 AM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (Satan has a new name and it is Islam)
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To: mom4melody
"THEN WHY DID HE HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE????

Obviously, he DIDN"T HAVE ONE!!!!

15 posted on 05/14/2009 6:27:28 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: NEMDF

from article: “Rangel-Ochoa, whom police arrested after he was treated for his injuries, remained in jail today, accused of driving with a suspended license. He is not in the U.S. legally, according to police; they did not know his country of origin.

Authorities said Rangel-Ochoa’s license had been suspended and revoked numerous times for offenses ranging from failure to complete driver improvement classes to driving under the influence.

In 2003 his driver’s license was revoked for 15 years following a conviction for third-offense DUI. He now will face a charge of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide, Sgt. Doug Klein said in a police press release.”

Nevadan: When I read paragraphs like the two above I nearly lose all hope for our country. In addition to the fact that:

1. He’s an illegal
2. He’s had several traffic violations as well as DUI offenses

Now, we’re told, he will face “a charge of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide”. Excuse me?? A MISDEMEANOR?? I am utterly at a loss for words at how to even respond to all this insanity.


16 posted on 05/14/2009 6:27:59 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: NEMDF
Prayers for the family.


Now that the granddaughter of a US Senator has been killed, surely something will be done about the border.

What?
She wasn't a senator's granddaughter?

Never mind.
17 posted on 05/14/2009 6:29:04 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: hatfieldmccoy

I’ve said over and over, those little plastic half seats seem much more dangerous to me than actual seats with belts.

I’m not sure if that was what she was in (or rather “on”) but I refused to put my daughters in them. They are pushed and pushed big time. Laws enacted about “booster seats until 8” Even Disney is in on it. To me, a shoulder harness in a regular seat, with the brace that protects their little spleens, seem much safer.

If the seat slides, the kid is not protected by the harness strapping them in. IMO


18 posted on 05/14/2009 6:31:53 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Nevadan
"Now, we’re told, he will face “a charge of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide”. Excuse me?? A MISDEMEANOR?? I am utterly at a loss for words at how to even respond to all this insanity."

I Know, it's so DAMN MADDENING!! Makes me want to grab my --- and go ---- a ---- in that useless piece of ----'s ----.

19 posted on 05/14/2009 6:33:23 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: NEMDF
A few years ago a similar thing happened to my wife and two daughters. Similar impact, no illegal or alcohol.

My wife's vehicle was t-boned by a full-sized work truck doing about 55 mph.

Two major differences: My wife was driving a Ford Expedition and everyone was buckled in. No one had any injuries beyond a seat-belt bruise. It would have been very easy for things to be VERY different.

20 posted on 05/14/2009 6:35:01 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (Check out Puppy News at www.buyingapuppy.com)
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To: NEMDF
Rangel-Ochoa, whom police arrested after he was treated for his injuries, remained in jail today, accused of driving with a suspended license. He is not in the U.S. legally, according to police

Ask former President George W. Legacy, maybe our former chumpion of border enforcement has a few hunches.
21 posted on 05/14/2009 6:35:49 AM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

*PING* to AiT, looks like el Presidente’ Jorge Boosh’s legacy claimed another innocent life.


22 posted on 05/14/2009 6:36:44 AM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
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To: netmilsmom

I agree mom. I look at the flimsy plastic “safety” seats I’m required to put my little girl in and it’s nuts.


23 posted on 05/14/2009 6:37:42 AM PDT by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: Nevadan

This illegal S.O.B. murdered an innocent 4 year-old girl. Take him up in a helicopter about 5000ft. and push his sorry ass out right the door.


24 posted on 05/14/2009 6:38:29 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: Nathan Zachary
Obviously, he DIDN"T HAVE ONE!!!!

He did at one point. How did he get it? Every time I go to the Motor Vehicle Commission, I have to show 6 points of identification. Passport, Birth cert, SSN, bills, etc. etc.

This drunk killer somehow managed to just "get a license".

25 posted on 05/14/2009 6:38:38 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: fleagle

The seats work.
The plastic is just there to a) carry the kid, and b) route the straps.

It’s really the straps that hold a kid in.
If a kid goes through the straps, the were either installed faulty or the crash was so severe that they failed.


26 posted on 05/14/2009 6:39:34 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: netmilsmom
"To me, a shoulder harness in a regular seat, with the brace that protects their little spleens, seem much safer."

I agree. In fact I even have an idea for a harness that simply slips over the waist strap and then the regular seat belt shoulder harness slips through this harness and fastens as it's designed. So simple, cheap to make and perfect for little toddlers who are just too damn big for baby seats, half of which are useless anyways. I don't know why anyone hasn't come out with a simple add on harness for car seat belts to utilize them as full body protectors for tots. It's so easy to do.

27 posted on 05/14/2009 6:40:23 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

In 2003 his driver’s license was revoked for 15 years following a conviction for third-offense DUI. He now will face a charge of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide, Sgt. Doug Klein said in a police press release.


28 posted on 05/14/2009 6:42:05 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: Malsua
"He did at one point."

Well he didn't at this point, but was still driving, illegally, while being illegally in this country.

Why?

Because laws have no consequences for them in this country, and they know it, so they continue on their merry way, driving a nearly brand new truck, which he probably got a loan for no problem, and picked up a bottle of whiskey with his credit card to slake his thirst along the way.

29 posted on 05/14/2009 6:46:53 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: mom4melody
"In 2003 his driver’s license was revoked for 15 years following a conviction for third-offense DUI. He now will face a charge of misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide, Sgt. Doug Klein said in a police press release.'

(Psst! this isn't 2003) He didn't have a drivers licence. And your comment was "WHY DID HE HAVE A DRIVERS LICENCE??" not- "why was he ever given a drivers licence? .

30 posted on 05/14/2009 6:49:41 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: OCCASparky
An incredible tragedy, made more so by the fact these children weren’t in car seats as well.

Yesterday's video stated that the child was in a booster restraint.

31 posted on 05/14/2009 6:51:29 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Nathan Zachary

“Did” is past tense. He did have a driver’s license. He doesn’t have one now.


32 posted on 05/14/2009 6:55:29 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: Nathan Zachary

I know it’s not 2003.

I want to know how this jerk EVER got a license, in any year, in any state, since he is not here legally.


33 posted on 05/14/2009 6:55:51 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: SJSAMPLE
"The seats work. The plastic is just there to a) carry the kid, and b) route the straps."

Nobody carries a 3 year old kid in a baby seat. Especially in fat America where 32% of them are tipping the scales at 80lbs. But because of stupid "laws" you have to stuff them into stupid plastic baby seats. After a certain age, it's booster seats. each state has a different version of these laws. And those seats only work if installed properly. If you are carrying your kid in and out of the car in that seat, it isn't installed properly, therefore it's useless. To install properly, it has to be anchored to where the main seat belt is bolted. Takes about a half hour to install a child carrier properly. It isn't removable after that.

34 posted on 05/14/2009 6:59:23 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: NEMDF

Another drunk illegal killing Americans? I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked!


35 posted on 05/14/2009 7:03:06 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama has raised gas prices 40%. Thank you Obamanation!)
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To: NEMDF
In 2003 his driver's license was revoked for 15 years following a conviction for third-offense DUI

Actually, blame OK for this one. As DUI felonies all they had to do is pickup the phone and call ICE. They would have picked the guy up and deported him. So, in reality, political correctness and DIVERSITY killed this child.

36 posted on 05/14/2009 7:04:45 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama has raised gas prices 40%. Thank you Obamanation!)
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To: BykrBayb
"“Did” is past tense. He did have a driver’s license. He doesn’t have one now."

WTF are you on?

The accident is past tense as well, so it's ALL IN THE PAST.

He DIDN'T have one at the time of the accident, and he DOESN'T have one now.

37 posted on 05/14/2009 7:07:27 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary

“WTF are you on? “

LMAO


38 posted on 05/14/2009 7:10:36 AM PDT by verity ("Lord, what fools we mortals be!")
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To: Nathan Zachary

That would be perfect!
I think you would make big bucks.


39 posted on 05/14/2009 7:12:13 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: mom4melody
"I want to know how this jerk EVER got a license, in any year, in any state, since he is not here legally."

That's not what your post implied however. You simply asked "(shouted) "why did he have a licence" which leads the reader to asume you thought he had a licence, and/or didn't read the entire article.

You should have said, "How did he ever get a license in the first place?"

40 posted on 05/14/2009 7:13:57 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: SJSAMPLE

>>The seats work.
The plastic is just there to a) carry the kid, and b) route the straps.<<

Are you talking about the “Half Seats”? Because that’s what I’m talking about.

My Great-Nephew who is VERY active, had one of those seats slip right out from under him in my car. In a crash, the shoulder harness would tighten at the height of the seat. If the seat then slipped with the force of the accident, he slips out the bottom of the harness.

I’m not sure they work and I feel that it’s just another mandatory cash cow that some do gooder thought would be a good idea.


41 posted on 05/14/2009 7:16:43 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: NEMDF

Unfortunately this town is chock full’o retards - in spite of this we just elected a pro-illegal immigrant mayor with zero executive experience.


42 posted on 05/14/2009 7:18:23 AM PDT by GunningForTheBuddha (Whisky Tango Foxtrot - the new American Way)
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To: verity
"WTF are you on? “ LMAO"

Well, you gotta wonder with a statement like that. ;o) Maybe she meant "He don't have a drivers licence" reflecting her local flavor of english.

43 posted on 05/14/2009 7:19:42 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Nathan Zachary; mom4melody
I think the question addresses the fact that he managed at some time, although he was here illegally, to obtain a drivers license, which was eventually suspended.
44 posted on 05/14/2009 7:20:02 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I use them, of course. But how is a seatbelt around a flimsy plastic seat better than a seatbelt around a child? I mean, I see the need for infants and for toddlers. But for 6, 7, and 8-year-olds I don’t quite see it. Especially if it’s one of those ridiculous backless half-seats, which I won’t use.


45 posted on 05/14/2009 7:21:16 AM PDT by fleagle ( An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. -Winston Churchill)
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To: Nathan Zachary

I’m on the truth. What are you on?

He did have a license. The whole point of that statement in the first place was to point out the fact (you do know what that is, right) that he was issued a license to drive in a country he’s not legally entitled to be in. The fact (inconvenient things at times) that his license (which did exist) was revoked, does not revoke the fact (there it is again) that he had (past tense) a license.


46 posted on 05/14/2009 7:22:28 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: Nathan Zachary

Take it easy.


47 posted on 05/14/2009 7:24:04 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mom4melody

Your post was very clear. Don’t let the troll bother you.


48 posted on 05/14/2009 7:24:50 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

That was my understanding as well, BB.


49 posted on 05/14/2009 7:24:59 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I think somebody is just out trolling for a fight.


50 posted on 05/14/2009 7:26:20 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Fight the bastards or perish! ~ Jim Robinson ~ Þ)
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