Church missionaries from U.S. identified as victims in Kamloops crash

Bryant Keck and Dallin Thompson, both 19, are in in B.C. as part of a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their injuries are described as critical

Two missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the United States were the two people critically injured in a crash in Kamloops last Friday.

Kamloops RCMP say a small SUV collided collided with a pickup truck at the junction of Highway 5 North and Old Highway 5 at about 6 p.m.

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Utah crash victim
Dallin Thompson - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Two occupants from the SUV were rushed to hospital by air ambulance in critical condition.

The two occupants of the pickup truck were unharmed.

According to Fox News in Salt Lake City, a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spokesman said the two people injured in the crash were missionaries 19-year-old Elder Bryant Keck of Sanford, Col., and 19-year-old Elder Dallin Thompson of Sahuarita, Ariz., who are serving on a mission to this province.

Utah crash victim
Bryant Keck - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The spokesman said both young men suffered critical injuries that may be life-threatening.

“The condition of the occupants of the truck is unknown and we pray for their well-being,” the press release stated. “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.”

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