Utah LDS missionary killed in car, bus crash in Pennsylvania

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SALT LAKE CITY — A sister missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was killed after a car she was traveling in collided with a bus in Monroe Township, Penn., Tuesday afternoon.

Sadie D. Wells of Kaysville was pronounced dead on the scene, Penn Live reports.

Penn Live reports the bus, carrying 32 Cumberland Valley School District students, was headed south when it ran a stop sign and crashed into a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze.  Both vehicles ended up in a field just southwest of the intersection.

Wells was sitting in the front passenger seat.

Wells was serving in the Pennsylvania Pittsburg Mission since May 2015.

“Three other sister missionaries were also in the vehicle and are currently receiving medical care for non-life-threatening injuries,” according to Kristen Howey, spokeswoman for the LDS Church.

“We pray for the injured sisters and for the families of all four sisters at this difficult time. We extend our sincerest sympathies to the Wells family for the loss of their daughter, and to other loved ones, friends, and fellow missionaries who were blessed by her friendship and example,” Howey said.


  • Another Voice

    I suppose spewing bitter hatred as you do is better than encouraging people to love their neighbor and serve others, as this Mormon missionary was doing. With how miserable you sound, I think those Mormons might be onto something! My condolences to the family.

  • Freeamericanow

    We know these wonderful missionary sisters, and are greatly saddened. May the survivors speedily recover, and may the family and friends of Sister Wells be comforted, as well as the children and bus driver who certainly is also suffering right now.

  • Jim

    First off, life is precious and any loss of it is against God’s original plan, therefore we as humans mourn. BUT, I do find it disturbing that a car accident thousands of miles away makes the news here in Utah. Many Utahns lose family members in car accidents away from home and do not make news.
    But even MORE disturbing is there is NO mention of the 32 students that were on the bus!! Are Mormons SO attention hungry they need to focus on only 4 (LDS) out of 37 people in this tragic accident? The need of attention to mormans can be likened to oxygen! From the newspaper announcements of baptisms and mission callings to the trumped up titles(Elder) for mere boys with little to no knowledge of the Bible let alone the wisdom of an older MAN(1 Tim. 3:1-7), to the large gaudy lapel badge worn for a mere two years to draw even more attention to themselves. I myself would like to have the attention of Almighty God, not just humans who think they will become one.

  • Hyrum_Justice

    It isn’t hate to mention that if the deceased had been any other religion it would not have made news in this state. What about more on the school children? And hate? A child is not born with knowledge of hate. They must learn it. And they are learning it from the largest cult in the world right here in Utah. I won’t mention their name but I will look right at it and whistle (insert whistle sound here).

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