Nun killed, 2 injured in Prince William car crash

Montano. (Courtesy of Prince William Police)
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By Martin Weil
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, August 2, 2010

A 66-year-old Catholic nun was killed Sunday in Prince William County when the car she was in was struck by an alleged drunk driver, according to police and religious authorities.

Two other nuns were seriously injured in the 8 a.m. head-on crash in Bristow, police said.

The nun who was killed, Jeanette M. Mosier, was known in her Benedictine Order as Sister Denise Mosier. She was in the back seat. The nuns were coming from Richmond to the mother house of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia in Bristow for a retreat, said Sister Andrea Verchuck, subprioress of the mother house.

Police said the three were northbound on Bristow Road near Wright Lane when a vehicle left the southbound lane, hit a barrier, entered their lane, struck another barrier and hit their car.

Police said Carlos A. Martinelly Montano, 23, of Merrymont Lane in Bristow was charged with his third DUI count in five years, involuntary manslaughter and driving on a license revoked for DUI-related reasons.

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