Local Priest Dies in Car Wreck

By: ralphbarrera

Jul 27 2009

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Category: Photojournalism

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Focal Length:26mm
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Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Police have identified the man found dead Sunday evening inside a vehicle in a retention pond off Texas 45 as 74-year-old James Kenna. Kenna was the priest of Saint Sophia Orthodox Church in Dripping Springs. His car was found upside down in a retention pond off a severe turn from where Texas 45 becomes Loop 1 northbound in Southwest Austin. A small wooden cross adorned the site Monday afternoon. At the time of photographing the scene of the accident I had no idea of the person’s identity and thought to myself he must have touched many lives for someone to have already placed a cross at the scene. It wasn’t until later that his identity was revealed. The church is holding a prayer service for him tonight at 7:30p at the church. 

Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman


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