SALT LAKE CITY — A missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Tuesday in Canada from injuries he suffered in a car crash last week, church officials say.
Elder Bryant Keck, a 19-year-old missionary serving in the Canada Vancouver Mission, was in a car with his companion Friday in British Columbia when the vehicle collided with a truck.
Elder Dallin Thompson, Keck’s companion, was driving the car and remained in critical condition at a hospital as of Tuesday. Thompson is from Sahuarita, Arizona.
Keck was from Sanford, Colorado, and left on his mission in June 2018, according to Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for the church.
“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,” Woodruff said in a statement Tuesday. “We continue to pray for Elder Thompson and his family as well as the individuals in the other vehicle.”
Keck died with his mother by his side, according to Woodruff.
“We hope everyone involved in this tragedy will feel the comfort and peace of the Holy Spirit during this difficult time,” Woodruff said.