Dec 18, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Biden honors anniversary of 1972 car crash that killed wife and daughter
President Biden on Saturday honored his first wife and infant daughter who were killed in a 1972 car crash by visiting their graves at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, AP reports.
The big picture: Biden visited the church in Wilmington, Del., with first lady Jill Biden along with other family members like Ashley and Hunter Biden, per AP.
- His wife, Neilia, and 13-month-old daughter, Naomi, died after their car collided with a tractor-trailer while they were out Christmas shopping 49 years ago.
- Their sons, Beau and Hunter, were also in the car at the time of the crash and were seriously injured but survived. Beau died of brain cancer in 2015.
- The president married Jill in 1977 and added Ashley to the family.
- The car crash occurred soon after Biden was elected to the Senate in 1972.