3 members of Pope's extended family die in Argentina crash

3 members of Pope's extended family die in Argentina crash

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3 members of Pope's extended family die in Argentina crash

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by Jason Hanna and Elwyn Lopez

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 9:03 AM

(CNN) -- A car crash in Argentina killed three members of Pope Francis' extended family Tuesday -- including his 8-month-old and 2-year-old grand-nephews -- and seriously injured another, police said.

A truck struck a car driven by the pope's nephew Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio on a highway in Cordoba at about 12:30 a.m., Cordoba police spokeswoman Carina Ferreyra said.

Emanuel Bergoglio's sons -- Jose Bergoglio, 8 months, and Antonio Bergoglio, 2 -- and his wife and the boys' mother, Valeria Carmona, 36, died, police said.

Emanuel Bergoglio was taken to a hospital in Cordoba, where he was in critical condition Tuesday morning, Ferreyra said.

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