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Former San Luis priest dies in car crash

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TUCSON, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson has confirmed Former San Luis priest Raul Alberto Valencia Garcia has died in a car crash.

It happened Friday, February 7, just south of Tucson.

Before Serving at St. Monica's Parish in Tucson, the 60-year-old priest spent years ministering at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in San Luis.

He served in San Luis from 2004 to 2011.

Two funeral services will be held in his honor Tuesday, February 11:

The first takes place in Nogales, Arizona at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, located at 272 North Rodriguez Street.

The second will be held in Tucson, at 1:30 pm. at St. Augustine Cathedral, located at 192 South Stone Avenue

His burial service will be held at 3 p.m. at Holy Hope Cemetery in Tucson.

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