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Girl attending ECyD convention in Rhode Island killed in accident

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We are issuing an update to our statement for purposes of accuracy.

Smithfield, Rhode Island -- A 12-year-old girl, Daniela Heredia, who was attending an ECyD convention at Mater Ecclesiae College in Greenville, Rhode Island, was killed in an accident yesterday afternoon (Sunday, July 22, 2012).

She was one of eight girls from Guatemala who had arrived Saturday, July 21, to attend the New England Regional ECyD convention, hosted by Mater Ecclesiae College. 

The girls had gone into the town of Smithfield, about a mile from the college, to do some shopping.  They were walking on the sidewalk of Rt. 44 when the accident happened.  According to local press reports, a black Honda Accord driven by an elderly man apparently jumped the sidewalk where the girls were. 

Three girls were involved, and two have been released from the hospital with only minor injuries.  The chaperone walking with the girls, Ana Paola Gonzalez, a Regnum Christi consecrated woman, stayed with the injured girls until the emergency crew arrived and traveled with them to the hospital. 

Smithfield police are still investigating the accident, and there is no word on whether any charges will be filed against the driver.

“We are waiting for the arrival of her family, and our thoughts and prayers go out to them,” said the camp director and Regnum Christi consecrated woman Renee Pomarico. “We ask all Regnum Christi members to keep Daniela and her family, all the girls who were involved, and the driver of the car, in your prayers.”


PUBLICATION DATE: 2012-07-23


 
 

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