Nun Dies, 2 Others Hurt in DUI-Related Crash, Cops Say
A multiple DUI offender was charged with killing a 66-year-old Catholic nun and injuring two others in a car accident Sunday morning in Prince William County, Virginia, the Washington Post reported Monday.
Carlos A. Martinelly Montano, 23, was allegedly drunk while driving about 8:00 a.m. when he collided head-on with another vehicle, carrying three nuns.
Sister Jeanette Marie Mosier, who was riding in the backseat, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Sister Charlotte Lange and Sister Connie Lupton were flown to INOVA Fairfax Hospital in critical condition.
The nuns were heading northbound to Bristow for an annual spiritual retreat when Montano allegedly left the southbound lane, hit a barrier, entered their lane, struck another barrier and hit their car.
Montano was charged with his third DUI count in five years, involuntary manslaughter and driving on a license revoked for DUI-related reasons.
The tragedy comes just weeks after a nun was knocked down and killed by an armed robbery suspect fleeing in a minivan from cops in Harlem, New York.
Sister Mary Celine Graham, 84, was struck after the minivan, a Chrysler Pacifica, collided with another minivan that was swerving to avoid a street sweeper.