Church missionary from U.S. dies from injuries in crash in Kamloops

Bryant Keck, 19, of Sanford Col., died on Tuesday. Fellow Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionary Dallin Thompson of Sahuarita, Ariz., also 19, remained in critical condition in hospital as of press deadline on Tuesday

One of two U.S. church missionaries critically injured in a crash in Kamloops last Friday has died.

Bryant Keck, 19, of Sanford Col., died on Tuesday. Fellow Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints missionary Dallin Thompson of Sahuarita, Ariz., also 19, remained in critical condition in hospital as of press deadline on Tuesday.

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Dallin Thompson
Dallin Thompson of Sahuarita, Ariz., 19, remained in critical condition in hospital as of press deadline on Tuesday.

Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff told KTW said Keck died with his mother by his side.

“Our deepest condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Elder Keck as they mourn his passing and honour his life and missionary service,” Woodruff said.

“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.

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

Keck and Thompson were in the SUV and were rushed to hospital by air ambulance. The two occupants of the pickup truck were unharmed.

The two elders were serving on a mission to B.C.

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