LDS missionary in critical condition after car crash in Australia, officials say

Posted at 12:23 PM, Sep 06, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-06 23:20:49-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is in critical condition after she was hit by a car near Canberra, Australia Friday.

Sister Kendal Briquel Levine, 20, of Hauula, Hawaii, was getting into a car when she was struck by another vehicle, according to a statement from the LDS Church.

Levine is serving a mission in the Australia Sydney South mission.

Church officials confirm Levine has Utah ties.