February 11, 2016

A missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was killed in Pennsylvania when she was involved in a car accident with a school bus. The woman, who was 20 years old and was from Utah, was a passenger in the vehicle that crashed.

Three other missionaries were with her in the vehicle, and they were taken to medical centers for treatment, though they are all expected to recover. Two children who were on the school bus were also injured and received treatment, and their injuries were described as minor. There were a total of 32 children on the bus at the time of the crash.

The church put out a statement offering support to the family who had lost their daughter and for those who were recovering. They praised the example that was set by the young woman who passed away and noted that others were blessed with her friendship.

The crash happened on snowy roads at the intersection where W Trindle Road and North Locust Point Road come together. Pictures from the scene show the small vehicle sitting near the bus, with heavy damage that caused the roof to cave in and bent the car down in the middle, covered in snow as emergency crews work to clear the wreckage.

Descriptions of the accident say that it was the bus that struck the smaller vehicle.

When loved ones are killed in a car accident, the families need to know that they may have a right to compensation for their loss and for things like medical bills, funeral costs and the loss of companionship.

Source: KSL, “LDS missionary from Kaysville killed in Pennsylvania crash,” Spencer Hall, Feb. 09, 2016