Rwanda Diplomat Dies in U.S. Car Crash

Sana Maboneza (RIP)

The Rwanda government is mourning the death of a senior diplomat at the country’s Embassy in United States.

Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo said she was “devastated” by First Counsellor Sana Maboneza’s tragic death in a road accident in Virginia, buy information pills United States late Thursday night.

The media reported that Maboneza died after a crash involving four cars at around 10:14 p.m. on I-495 at the 56 mile marker.

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“I am devastated by the untimely loss of Sana Maboneza, one of Rwanda’s best young diplomats (NY Mission), in car accident in Virginia, USA,” said Mushikiwabo.

A Toyota Highlander in which Maboneza was traveling in suddenly turned from I-495 in the center lane to the right towards the exit for I-95.

Maboneza’s Highlander then hit a southbound Jeep Commander driving in the right lane.

After hitting the Jeep the driver of the Highlander suddenly came to a halt in the travel lane, U.S. media reported, citing police.

Police believe the driver got out of the vehicle and was not ejected from it, as previously reported.

A Dodge Caravan going south on I-495 was not able to come to a halt and hit the Highlander. The Dodge Caravan was then hit by a Lincoln Town Car, according to authorities.

Police said Maboneza was pronounced dead at the scene. Mushikiwabo described the deceased as “gentle, caring, efficient, simply a good human being!”


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