Mexico presidential candidate Maria de Jesus Patricio hurt, 1 dead in crash

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Mexico presidential candidate Maria de Jesus Patricio hurt, 1 dead in crash
Mexico presidential candidate Maria de Jesus Patricio hurt, 1 dead in crash

Mexico presidential candidate Maria de Jesus Patricio hurt, 1 dead in crash

Mexican independent presidential candidate Maria de Jesus Patricio was injured in a road crash that also killed a person riding in her caravan and injured two others.

The National Indigenous Council said in a brief statement yesterday that a vehicle carrying Patricio and 10 other people went off a highway in the state of Baja California Sur.

The group said a woman it did not identify was killed and council member Francisco Grado was in serious condition. Patricio and council member Lucero Islava also had injuries, the statement said, but gave no details.

The newspaper La Jornada published a photo of emergency workers assisting Patricio as she walked next to an ambulance and a picture of a white van resting on its roof in a desert countryside. The paper said Patricio’s left arm was broken.

Patricio, a Nahua indigenous healer from Jalisco state known popularly as “Marichuy,” has been running as an independent candidate seeking to get a place on the July 1 presidential ballot.

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