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Wellesley Man Killed in International Car Crash

The Boston Globe reports that a Wellesley, Massachusetts man was killed in a car crash while on a fishing trip in Argentina. The family of Thomas Patrick McDermott, 73, formerly the head of Ernst & Young’s New England division, said that McDermott often traveled to South America on philanthropic trips and to visit his wife’s family in Chile.

The truck McDremott was riding in, along with his companion, Thomas Fritz, turned over. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and the car’s driver, William Smith Kanaga, 83, of Orleans Massachusetts was pinned underneath the car. A representative of the United States embassy in Buenos Aires said Kanaga was in serious but stable condition following the motor vehicle accident.

According to the representative, the State Department is investigating the car accident.

Wellesley man dies in Argentina crash, Boston Globe, January 27, 2009
Argentina: 2 Americans die in car accident, Associated Press, January 26, 2009
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