Father Mathew Vellankal, Archbishop Dominic Jala Killed in Crash on State Route 20
Father Joseph Parekkatt Injured in Fatal Wilbur Springs Accident
Wilbur Springs, CA (October 10, 2019) – A pastor and an archbishop were killed in a crash in Wilbur Springs. The fatal accident occurred on the afternoon of October 10 on State Route 20.
A Toyota Prius collided with a semi truck on State Route 20. There were three men inside the Toyota. Father Joseph Parekkatt, pastor of St. Anne Parish, was injured in the crash. He is hospitalized in stable condition. Father Mathew Vellankal, pastor of St. Bonaventure, was killed in the crash. Archbishop Dominic Jala, who was visiting from India, also died in the accident.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Father Mathew Vellankal and Archbishop Dominic Jala.