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TUCSON, AZ. (THECOUNT) — Father Raul Valencia, pastor of St. Monica Roman Parish in Tucson, Arizona, has died in a Friday vehicle crash.
The pastor, 60, was killed Friday morning in a crash near Sahuarita, officials confirmed.
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Valencia was traveling in a vehicle on Interstate 19 when he was involved in a crash on Interstate 19, the Diocese of Tucson said Friday afternoon.
He was on his way to Nogales to visit family, said Steff Koeneman, a spokeswoman for the diocese.
The Department of Public Safety reported a fatal two-vehicle crash on the interstate near Duval Mine Road about 8 a.m., but the agency has not publicly released the name of the person who was killed, reports Tucson.
Further details of the crash were not provided by officials as of Friday night.
Geo quick facts: Tucson is a city in and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and is home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2015 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area was 980,263 – Wikipedia.