Nun dies in US ambassador car crash
A car driven by the US ambassador to Malta crashed in Southern California, killing a nun and injuring a 94-year-old pastor.
The California Highway Patrol said the nun and pastor were passengers in the car driver by Ambassador Douglas Kmiec.
Mr Kmiec also suffered moderate injuries in Wednesday's one-vehicle crash.
Police Officer Leland Tang said Mr Kmiec was driving a Hyundai Accent on Mulholland Highway near Calabasas when the car veered into a drainage ditch and was wrecked.
Mr Tang said Sister Mary Campbell of Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church died at the scene. Pastor Emeritus Monsignor John Sheridan suffered moderate injuries.
Mr Kmiec was sworn in as US ambassador to Malta in September 2009.
He is a professor of law at Pepperdine University.