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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 02/06/2012

Nuns victimized in Prince William drunk driving crash discuss their life after tragedy

Sister Connie Ruth Lupton sits inside the Chapel at Saint Benedict's Monastery in Bristow last week. (Tracy A. Woodward - The Washington Post)
The August 2010 car crash in Prince William County that killed Sister Denise Mosier horrified us all on a number of levels. The driver, Carlos A. Martinelly-Montano, was drunk, and it was his third DWI arrest. He was in the country illegally. And Mosier and two other victims who were terribly injured were all nuns, devoted to helping others.

The court case ended Friday with a 20-year prison sentence for Martinelly-Montano. But the Post’s Jeremy Borden spoke with the surviving nuns, Sister Charlotte Lange and Sister Connie Ruth Lupton, for the first time, and their words and deeds continue to be inspiring. Please read Borden’s excellent full story here, along with a superb photo gallery by the Post’s Tracy Woodward here.

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Categories:  Prince William County | Tags:  drunk driving, Denise Mosier, Charlotte Lange, Connie Ruth Lupton, Virginia

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