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Missionary Critically Injured in Oklahoma Car Accident

An LDS sister missionary from Utah was critically injured when the van she was traveling in was hit Friday morning in Oklahoma.

Sister Nancy Vea, 19, of West Jordan, was taken by medical helicopter to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa for treatment.

According to a statement by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Vea had been serving since May in the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission. She "was critically injured today in an automobile accident and is on life support," said Jessica Moody, an LDS Church spokeswoman.

"Two church members and three other missionaries were also in the vehicle. They were treated at a local hospital and are expected to fully recover. We extend our love and prayers to Sister Vea’s family and to all those who know her, and hope they will find comfort in the gospel of Jesus Christ,” Moody said.

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