Two Elders serving missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in Texas were killed Tuesday following a two-car crash north of Dallas-Fort Worth.
Church spokesman Sam Penrod said in a statement, Elder Luke Masakazu Carter, 18, of Springville, Utah, and Elder Eli Jon Fowler, 20, of Pueblo West, Colorado, were both killed in the accident.
Elder Carter and Elder Fowler both started their missionary careers in 2020.
Penrod said the crash took place during a heavy rainstorm. Both missionaries were using seatbelts at the time of the accident.
The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash is presently hospitalized.
The cause of the crash is currently being investigated.