LDS missionary killed in vehicle accident

Posted at 3:28 PM, Jul 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-23 19:12:44-04

SALT LAKE CITY —  A missionary from Canada who was serving with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Guatemala died Monday due to injuries he sustained in a vehicle accident Saturday.

According to a statement from LDS Church Spokeswoman Ruth Todd, Elder Joshua Allan Burton, 23, of Alberta, Canada died Monday night, “from trauma sustained in a vehicle accident two days prior.”

Three other missionaries involved in the accident sustained only minor injuries.

The statement said in part: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Elder Burton’s family and friends during this difficult time.”