Four LDS missionaries injured in truck collision


Flags wave outside of the Provo Missionary Training Center for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Photo by Rebecca Lane/UV360)

Four young missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were injured in a collision with a truck on Monday evening.

A man the missionaries had been teaching was driving the vehicle in the accident. The missionaries, who are serving in the Spain Malaga Mission, are stable and recovering but the man who drove the missionaries is in serious condition, the LDS Church reported on Tuesday.

Two missionaries — Elder Mason T. Heninger, age 20, and Elder Gabriel E. Inesta Olmo, age 19 — were seriously injured in the accident and required surgery. Elder Heninger is from Cardston, Canada and Elder Olmo is from Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

The other two missionaries — Elder Caden K. Randall, age 18, and Elder Hunter J. Bushman, age 19 — both sustained minor injuries. Elder Randall is from Kaysville, Utah and Elder Bushman is from Farmington, Utah.

“We invite all people of faith to offer prayers on behalf of those involved,” said Daniel Woodruff, LDS Church spokesman.

Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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