On Tuesday, September 17, Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released an update on the two missionaries—Elder Bryant Keck, age 19, from Sanford, Colorado, and Elder Dallin Thompson, age 19, from Sahuarita, Arizona—who were critically injured in a car crash on Friday, September 13:
"We are saddened to share news of the passing of Elder Bryant Keck, a young missionary in the Canada Vancouver Mission who was involved in a serious crash late last week. Elder Keck, age 19, is from Sanford, Colorado and had been serving since June 2018. He passed away Tuesday with his mother by his side. Elder Keck and his companion, Elder Dallin Thompson, had been driving Friday in Kamloops in British Columbia when their vehicle collided with a truck. Elder Thompson, age 19, from Sahuarita, Arizona, remains in critical condition in the hospital.
"Our deepest condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Elder Keck as they mourn his passing and honor his life and missionary service. We continue to pray for Elder Thompson and his family as well as the individuals in the other vehicle. We hope everyone involved in this tragedy will feel the comfort and peace of the Holy Spirit during this difficult time."
On Sunday, September 15, Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff had released the following statement reporting on the accident:
"On Friday, two young missionaries serving in the Canada Vancouver Mission were involved in a serious crash when their vehicle collided with a truck. The crash happened in Kamloops in British Columbia. Elder Bryant Keck, age 19, from Sanford, Colorado and Elder Dallin Thompson, age 19, from Sahuarita, Arizona are both in critical condition with injuries that may be life-threatening. The condition of the occupants of the truck is unknown, and we pray for their well-being. We also pray for both missionaries and their families, and we ask for the faith and prayers of others on their behalf as they navigate the difficult days ahead."
Please join us in praying for those impacted by this accident.