• Four killed in crash near George identified as Stanwood family


    GEORGE, Wash. - A Stanwood family was killed as they headed out of town for the holiday weekend.

     The Ochoa family was trapped inside their SUV after it hit another car, and then landed in an irrigation canal in George.

     Gabriel Ochoa, 35,  and his wife, Dioselina Buenrostro, 33,  died at the scene.

     Their 9 and 4 year old daughters, Sandra  and Yesenia, died later at the hospital.

     Gabriel Ochoa worked at a dairy farm in Stanwood seven years.

     Karen Dolan worked at Stangeland Farms in Stanwood with Ochoa for years.

     Dolan said Ochoa and his family were headed to Quincy for a holiday getaway.

     “They didn't do anything wrong except for trying to spend the holiday weekend with friends and family,” said Dolan.

     Grant County sheriff's deputies are still trying to figure how the two SUVs crashed and who is to blame.

     The woman in the other car suffered minor injuries.

     The Stangeland family said it is still in disbelief that their friends are gone.

     Autopsies on the family were performed Monday.

     The coroner believes the family most likely drowned.



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