Two LDS Missionaries Killed In Head-On Collision In North Texas
Police in Denton told reporters at NBC Dallas-Fort Worth that two missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were killed in a head-on crash last Tuesday.
The 18- and 20-year-old missionaries were driving on Sherman Drive when the driver of a Ford F-250 pickup crossed over the center line and struck their vehicle head-on. They were killed at the scene of the crash. The pickup driver was hospitalized, but his condition is unknown.
There are questions about whether the thunderstorms were responsible for the crash or if it was driver error. Both of the killed men were wearing seat belts. No charges have been filed yet.
“We are saddened to share news of the passing of two young missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who were killed in a head-on traffic collision on Tuesday, in Denton, Texas,” said Sam Penrod, a spokesperson for the church.
“We express our love and deepest sympathies to the family and friends… and to the missionaries in the Texas Fort Worth Mission. We pray that all will be uplifted by the Savior’s love and feel comfort during this difficult and trying time,” said Penrod in a statement.
We wish to share our condolences as well to the families and friends of the victims.