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Nun killed, priest injured

Longford-born Msgr. John Sheridan, 95, is in a critical but stable condition at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after a car crash in which a 74-year-old Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo nun, Sr. Mary Campbell, was killed.

Also critically injured was the driver of the car in the single vehicle accident, Douglas Kmiec, a law professor at Pepperdine University who is the current U.S. Ambassador to Malta. The vehicle left the road and plunged into a drainage ditch.

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Campbell was a member of the Sisters of St. Louis. The three had been at a Mass and luncheon to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the congregation's presence in the United States.

Sheridan is an uncle of well-known New York radio producer Áine Sheridan. He was featured in a November 2007 issue of the Echo after his church, Our Lady of Malibu, narrowly escaped a spate of wildfires.