Utah missionary killed in Taiwan bike accident


The LDS Church confirmed the death of one of its missionaries serving in Taichung, Taiwan on Tuesday.

David Smith Hampton (via Facebook)

Elder David Smith Hampton, 18, was a North Ogden resident. He was hit by a car while riding his bike and later died in a Taiwan hospital from injuries he received, according to LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins.

“Our hearts are saddened as we share the news of the death of one of our young missionaries. … Our prayers are with his family and loved ones as we join with them in mourning his death,” Hawkins said in a statement.

Elder Hampton went on his mission in December 2015. He is from the North Ogden, Utah Coldwater Stake.

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