GoFundMe page set up for injured Quincy surveyor

Print Article

QUINCY — A surveyor who was struck by an SUV last week in Quincy is facing a hard and expensive road to recovery. To help with medical costs, a GoFundMe page has been set up for people who want to help ease the financial burden that has been placed on the man and his family as a result of the collision.

Leonel Castillo, 48, of La Grande, Ore., was reportedly working in the lanes of state Route 28, in Quincy, when he was struck by a 2001 Ford Excursion driven by Maria Prada, 42, of Quincy. Prada had reportedly entered SR-28 from Fourth Avenue South and told investigators she did not see Castillo.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office reports Castillo was wearing an orange traffic vest and had a traffic cone deployed. Castillo was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center from the scene for treatment of a dislocated skull and blunt force trauma to his head. The injury resulted in brain swelling and Castillo’s skull was reportedly partially removed.

“He is currently medically stable and facing a lifelong recovery. The full extent of Leo’s injuries is still uncertain. However, we do know that the severity of his injuries and the subsequent recovery will come at a high cost for Leo and his family. It will take more than a surveyor’s salary to fend off future expenses,” reads a statement on the GoFundMe for Castillo.

The GoFundMe page set up for Castillo, who is an Operation Desert Storm veteran and father of two young daughters, has a goal of raising $100,000. To make a donation visit www.gofundme.com/LeoCastillo-II.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Winco recalls frozen raspberries

June 17, 2019 at 7:11 pm | Columbia Basin Herald BELLINGHAM - WinCo Foods announced on Friday that Rader Farms, of Bellingham, is recalling the Winco brand, 12-ounce bags of frozen red raspberries, according to the Winco and U.S. Food and Drug Admi...

Comments

Read More

Health District beats mumps in Mattawa

June 17, 2019 at 7:10 pm | Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — When a suspected case of mumps was reported and later confirmed in a migrant farmworker community near Mattawa in mid-April, employees with the Grant County Health District sprang into acti...

Comments

Read More

Grilled cheese makes a quick, low-effort dinner

June 17, 2019 at 7:07 pm | Columbia Basin Herald The grilled/toasted cheese sandwich is an easy and quick dinner item to make. It’s low-effort, even on a busy weeknight after putting in a long day at work. Most any bread can be used, though I pref...

Comments

Read More

Moses Lake nurse-anesthetist on surgical team for unusual patient

June 17, 2019 at 7:06 pm | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Stephanie Moore’s friend didn’t think Moore would be interested in the case. Moore and her friend are both certified nurse-anesthetists, and the friend had agreed to assist with an unus...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2019 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X