Two people were killed and four missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were injured in Preston, Idaho, on Wednesday afternoon, April 25, as a result of a car crash on US-91.
According to Deseret News, police reported a southbound Jeep attempted to make a left turn on Cub River Road in front of the four missionaries’ vehicle. The Jeep was struck on the passenger side, resulting in the deaths of L. Max Richards, 83, and Phyllis Richards, 80, from Franklin, Idaho.
The following missionaries serving in the Utah Logan Mission were involved: Elder Charly Sistrunk, 67, Sister Debra Owens Sistrunk, 62, Elder Elijah Wall, 19, and Elder William Wilson, 18.
According to KUTV, the missionaries were taken by ambulance to the Franklin County Medical Center in Preston. Debra Sistrunk was later air-lifted to the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for the LDS church, related that the missionaries’ injuries are not fatal. In reference to those who lost their lives and the injured missionaries, Woodruff said, “Our hearts go out to their families and loved ones at this tragic time.”