Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Jamul Tribal Chairman Killed in Motorcycle Crash UPDATE

UPDATE: A funeral Mass for Jamul tribal Chairman William C. “Bill” Mesa and his daughter-in-law, Crystal Roberts-Mesa, is scheduled at 3 p.m. Friday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 14107 Lyons Valley Road, Jamul.
A second memorial service for Roberts-Mesa is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Unity Church, 311 Highland Ave., El Cajon

Alcohol is suspected in the crash that killed the chairman of a local Indian tribe and his daughter-in-law Saturday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said Sunday.

William C. “Bill” Mesa, 57, lost control of his motorcycle on Lyons Valley Road a quarter-mile east of Skyline Truck Trail and hit a power pole, said CHP Officer Rob Sanchez. Crystal Roberts-Mesa, 29, also was killed in the crash, said an investigator with the Medical Examiner's Office.

Mesa was elected chairman of the Jamul Indian Village a year ago and was on the forefront of the small tribe's efforts to build a casino on its six-acre reservation.


Anonymous said...

I am in so much shock to here this, I knew Crystal and she was a wonderful person who helped me on so many occasions. She was so full of life and optimism. I can't believe she's gone, UCSD students will miss her dearly. My condolences to her family.

stand your ground said...

I wonder just how Bill Mesa will explain to the CREATOR why he destroyed so many lives with the eviction of lifelong tribal members, tearing down their homes to build a Casino. Him and Leo Acebado and his tribal thugs evicted good people to satisfy their greed. No resting in peace here Bill Mesa, you will finally have to explain to your MAKER.

Anonymous said...

Crystal had one of the most beautiful spirits I have ever encountered. Always genuine and true. This is an unimaginable loss, which will be felt through the community, especially the children she volunteered with. I, and the community will miss her terribly. I pray for her husband and family, as we all should during this time. My heart goes out to all who Crystal has touched, and are now experiencing the pain of losing her. Let's always remember times of smiling and happiness with her.

O Pechanga said...

It's difficult to lose loved ones in this tragic manner.

Sadder still is what some of the Jamul leadership foisted upon their own people with the evictions.

John said...

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