Marlena Cantu, Disneyland Weekend

July 27, 2010 by staff 

Marlena CantuMarlena Cantu, the shock and grief of sudden death is made even more difficult by a terrible mistake.

authorities in arizona are trying to determine how a fatal car accident has also become a case of mistaken identity.

marlena cantu and four of his friends had gone to disneyland last weekend and were driving back to phoenix when one of their tires blew and the vehicle overturned.

delores retana, speaking on behalf of her boyfriend frank, said the police and the hospital told them that marlena has suffered serious injuries but survived the accident.

“last week was a horrible experience, clear multiple errors were made at both dps and the hall of st. joe’s er,” said delores retana, the girlfriend of the father of marlena.

saturday afternoon, said delores dps and the hospital let the family know that marlena had made a mistake.

the girl who was not the recovery was not marlena, but her friend abbie gerra. marlena was dead.

“we are all angry against the situation. we could be at his side, telling him to fight, he would have given more strength, “retana said.

abbie is a football player the star of the university of evansville soccer team. his teammates touched down in the valley on sunday for what they believed would be his funeral on monday. instead, they arrived at the news she was alive.

for family marlena, all they can do is mourning his loss and trying to understand how this


as for abby, she is in critical condition after six brain surgeries.

spokesman of the police and the hospital planned to speak monday.

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