A man reported to be in the country illegally is accused of killing a nun in a head-on car crash in northern Virginia.
Police say the suspect, 23-year-old Carlos Martinelly Montano of Bristow, Va., was drunk and speeding when he lost control of his Subaru Outback on Sunday and crashed into a Toyota Corolla carrying three nuns returning home from a week-long retreat in Richmond, MyFoxDC.com reported.
Montano survived and is charged with involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving -- his third drunken driving charge in five years -- MyFoxDC.com reported, and police said they are considering a higher-level homicide charge based on the circumstances of the crash.
Sister Denise Mosier of the Benedictine Monastery died in the crash.
"Sister Denise had an absolutely wonderful outlook on life," Sister Cecilia Dwyer told MyFoxDC.com. "She was a very faith-filled person and she would be the first to forgive that young man."
Police also revealed Monday that Montano is in the country illegally and the focus of deportation proceedings but was free while the case was pending, the Washington Times reported.