All of San Diego Mourns Loss of “Roller Derby” Icon in Freak Accident on I-15

SAN DIEGO — A memorial will be held Monday night to remember a 38-year-old roller derby skater killed when a small plane crashed into the car in which she was a passenger on Interstate 15 in the Fallbrook area over the weekend.
Antoinette Frances Isbelle, a Starlettes team member who skated as “Rockalishous,” was in the backseat of a Nissan sedan that was struck by the troubled Lancair IV single-engine plane as it was attempting to land alongside the freeway near Old Highway 395 Saturday morning. The car’s driver had momentarily pulled to the roadside to sync a Bluetooth device, authorities said.
Three other local roller derby skaters were injured in the crash, along with the plane’s 62-year-old pilot and 50-year-old passenger.
The San Diego Roller Derby identified the three skaters involved in the accident using their nicknames Rowdy Rodbuster, Vanilla Gorilla and Witchy Wife. Tonight’s event at Skateworld San Diego in Linda Vista will also raise money to help in their recoveries.
  • Drunk_by_Noon

    When your number is up, your number is up.

    Remember everybody, when pulling over to the side of the road, you should always check your rear view mirror first to make sure that an airplane is not also trying to land on that very same shoulder of road.

    • I’ll miss Rockalishious.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        We will all miss her Cat Man, but she belongs to the ages now.

  • Dana Garcia

    What is it with these pilots who think the public road is their spare runway in a pinch?

    Land in a damn field so you don’t kill anybody.