Michigan-Native Peace Corps Worker Killed In Uganda

Originally posted on CBS Detroit:

WOODHAVEN (WWJ) - A Downriver woman who was serving with the Peace Corps in Uganda has been killed in a traffic accident.

Woodhaven native Danielle Gucciardo, 23, was hit by a pickup as she was crossing a highway in northern Uganda.

According to the News-Herald, three other people were injured.

“Danielle was a committed and dedicated Peace Corps volunteer who was thrilled to be a teacher in her Gulu community,” said Peace Corps Deputy Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, in a statement.“This is a tragic loss for the entire Peace Corps, including her fellow volunteers in Uganda.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Danielle’s family during this difficult time.”

In her Peace Corps application Gucciardo said she looked forward to keeping an open mind by trying new things and listening to new ideas during her service. She hoped to use the new perspective from her Peace Corps service to influence and…

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