A four-vehicle crash that happened on Thursday is being blamed for the death of a retired Catholic priest.
According to an article appearing at Chron.com an accident which occurred Thursday along Interstate 45 at approximately 4:30 a.m. when Father Frederico Ablog was driving southbound and crashed his Toyota Corolla into the back of a stopped ambulance. The emergency vehicle belonged to the Houston Fire Department ambulance responding and was responding to a prior accident involving two vehicles near the Scarsdale exit ramp.
The 77-year old retired priest was extracted by emergency crews and airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital and succumbed to the injuries that he sustained in the accident.
Ablog was born in the Philippines and later moved to the United States. He entered the Catholic seminary and was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1990. Once ordained, Father Ablog served parishes in New York City and Ohio before moving to Texas.
Even after his retirement, Ablog ministered full time to parishes in Houston and Baytown, including St. Augustine Catholic Church, where he was currently living at the time of his death. Fr. Ablog was also serving as a hospital chaplain at the Texas Medical Center.
Fellow priests and parishioners described Fr. Ablog “as a wonderful priest who was very, very much loved,” said Father Wencil Pavlovsky, of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Nassau Bay who worked with Father Ablog.
Three additional people were injured in the pair of accidents. Two paramedics and one of the drivers from the first accident were hospitalized and were later released.
Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one after a tragic accident of this kind. While it is unclear at this time what exactly happened, investigators will do their best to reconstruct what happened. An examination of the facts that may include accident reconstruction may be needed in order for authorities to come to a final conclusion.
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