Missionary Killed in Upstate New York Crash
September 7th, 2011|
September 7, 2011
A 22-year-old female missionary of the Church of Latter Day Saints was killed on Tuesday, August 30, during a car crash in upstate New York’s Lisbon.
The two-car crash occurred on State Route 37 when the sister, originally from from Tucson, Arizona, was traveling from the Utica New York Mission with a fellow sister, who was driving the car they were in. When the driver attempted to make a left-hand turn onto Route 37, her vehicle was hit on the passenger side by another vehicle, killing the young passenger.
The Deseret News reports that the victim’s companion and the driver of the other vehicle, who is from Madrid, New York, both suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash.
A spokesman with the Latter Day Church of Christ said that the victim had served as a sister for 13 months. She was one of five children. Her father told the newspaper that his daughter had “an infectious laugh and a beautiful smile and a real way with people.”
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