Mexican members in fatal accident
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NAVOJOA, Mexico An LDS Church member was killed in a bus rollover Sunday, Feb. 27, after attending the dedication of the Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple.
Sister Rosa Hermalinda Garcia de Espinoza, 56, died in the 11:10 p.m. accident. There were 21 others injured in the accident.
Many of the bus passengers were from the Los Mochis area of Sinaloa and had traveled north as part of a three-bus convoy to Hermosillo for Sunday's dedication.
The bus apparently overturned trying to avoid a horse-drawn cart that crossed the road. A police report indicated the cart may have been a ploy by thieves to stop the bus and rob the passengers.
Sister Espinoza, a member of the Anahuac Ward of the Los Michos El Fuerte Stake, had been in the celestial room during one of the dedication sessions. She did not have a ticket for that room of the temple but, upon entering the temple, she was ushered into the celestial room.
After leaving the new temple, Sister Espinoza said she had just had the most glorious experience of her life, said Elder Lynn A. Mickelsen of the Seventy and president of the Mexico North Area.
Sister Espinoza is survived by her husband, Alvaro Espinoza who is bishop of the Anahuac Ward and their five children.