Utah sister missionary killed in Pennsylvania, 3 others injured

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(KUTV) An LDS missionary, from Utah and serving in Pennsylvania, was killed Tuesday afternoon in a car accident.

Sister Sadie Danielle Wells, 20, from Kaysville, was in a car with three other missionaries when they were involved in an auto collision according to a release from the LDS church. Wells was killed and the other three missionaries were receiving care for non-life threatening injuries.

"We extend our sincerest sympathies to the Wells family for the loss of their daughter, and to other loved ones, friends, and fellow missionaries who were blessed by her friendship and example," the church said through Kristen Howey, a church spokeswoman.


CBS 21 in Pennsylvania reported the car the missionaries were in collided around 1 p.m. with a bus that ran a stop sign. The bus was full of students, with two of them taken to an area hospital for evaluation of non-life threatening injuries.

CBS 21 reports that Wells was a passenger in the car. It also reported that one of those injured in the car was badly injured.

"The bus never stopped, it was flying through the intersection and I just saw that tiny little car. I just knew it was going to happen," witness Anne Hughes said.

State police confirmed in a release the bus did not stop at a stop sign before it struck the passenger side of the car.

A utility pole was also split in the collision, bringing wires hanging low to the ground. About 350 people had power knocked out due to the crash.


Wells was killed in Monroe Township, in central Pennsylvania, by the Susquehanna River, not far from Harrisburg.

2News will update this story as more information becomes available.


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