DALLAS-FORT WORTH, Texas — A Springville man serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Texas died Tuesday in an automobile crash.
According to the Church of Jesus Christ, 18-year-old Luke Masakazu Carter, of Springville, Utah and 20-year-old Eli Jon Fowler, of Pueblo West, Colorado died in a two-car crash north of Dallas-Fort Worth.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but the church noted the crash occurred during a heavy rainstorm. Carter and Fowler were both wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash, a news release from the church says.
The driver of the other vehicle was hospitalized.
Carter began his mission in November 2020 and Fowler began his mission in January 2020.