Four LDS Church missionaries serving in the Sierra Leone Freetown Mission and a church member were injured in a car accident on Wednesday, August 24, announced LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins on Saturday.
The group was traveling in a mission van when they attempted to pass a truck on the highway and were struck by another vehicle. The truck driver died during the incident.
“Each of the people in the mission van received injuries, some quite severe,” said Hawkins. “Two of the missionaries have been transported by air ambulance to Ghana for more extensive care. Two are recovering in a hospital in Sierra Leone, and one has been released and is recovering well.”
Medical advisors from both Church headquarters and the local area have been involved with the care of the missionaries. These advisors will continue to work with the medical personnel attending to the missionaries, according to Hawkins.
The names of the missionaries are as follows:
- Elder Luke P. Dunn from Salt Lake City, Utah
- Elder Augustine Biney-Amissah from Breman Asikuma, Ghana
- Elder Nicklaus M. Spaulding from Nibley, Utah
- Elder Isaac Boateng from Moree, Ghana
- Brother Marcus Wallace from Sierra Leone
“We request the prayers and faith of all in behalf of these missionaries and their families,” said Hawkins.