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LDS Missionary in Idaho Succumbs to Injuries from Car Crash

Elder Taylor Shane Ward, 19, an LDS missionary from Vacaville, Calif., has died from his injuries sustained Tuesday in an automobile accident near Pocatello, Idaho.

Members of the missionary's family had traveled from California to be with him, and they were there at the time of his death, church officials said.

Elder Ward was a passenger in a car driven by his missionary companion, Elder John Floyd, of Deep Run, N.C. Police reports indicate that the passenger side of the missionaries' car was hit by a pickup truck when the missionaries' car failed to yield at a stop sign.

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