This is the latest information available about yesterday’s car crash that killed Sister Mary Campbell from Our Lady of Malibu Catholic Church and injured OLM Pastor Emeritus Monsignor John Sheridan and Pepperdine University law professor Doug Kmiec:
Monsignor Sheridan, 94, is in critical, but stable, condition following surgery, OLM Parish Manager Peggy Thomas said. The surgery successfully stopped internal bleeding.
Kmiec, 58, who is currently serving as U.S. ambassador to Malta, also underwent surgery. He is stable at the hospital. His family is with him. A press release from Pepperdine states Kmiec is expected to be released in a week to 10 days.
Sister Mary was killed instantly. She was 75. She has been affiliated with OLM for more than 20 years, Thomas said.
The three were returning from a 60th anniversary celebration at Louisville High School in Woodland Hills when the one-car collision occurred yesterday afternoon on Mulholland Drive near Las Virgenes Canyon Road. Details of the crash are still being collected.
“We can use everyone’s prayers,” Thomas said.
Pepperdine President Andrew K. Benton wrote in a statement, “Our prayers go out to the family of Sister Mary Campbell, the students of Our Lady of Malibu School and the entire Our Lady of Malibu community. Sister Mary taught many sons and daughters of Pepperdine staff and faculty over the years and was much loved. Her devotion to her students, her strong faith and compassion will long be remembered. This tragedy has touched the Pepperdine community deeply. We continue to pray for the full recovery of Pastor Emeritus Monsignor John Sheridan and Professor Kmiec.