Three relatives of Pope Francis killed in car accident

Three relatives of Pope Francis killed in car accident

Three relatives of Pope Francis killed in car accident

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by USA TODAY, Associated Press, & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 7:50 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 19 at 4:57 PM

ARGENTINA  --  Three relatives of Pope Francis were killed early Tuesday when a car driven by the pontiff's nephew collided with a truck carrying corn near Cordoba, Argentina.

The car driven by Horacio Bergoglio Emanuel, 38, rammed the back of the truck moving in the same direction on a mountain road near the town of James Craik shortly after midnight, the newspaper Clarin reports.

Killed were Emanuel's wife, Valeria Carmona, 38; and their two children, 8 months and 2 years. Emanuel was hospitalized in serious condition.

Emanuel is the son of the pope's late brother, Alberto Bergoglio. Pope Francis, 77, was born in Argentina.

 

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