Car Accident Claims Life of Senior MissionaryElder Craig Meyocks serving in Illinois Nauvoo Mission Passes Away

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - A senior missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died on Christmas Day following a car accident while serving in Iowa. 

"We are saddened to share news of the passing of a senior missionary. Elder Craig L. Meyocks, age 66, passed away Thursday following a car accident Christmas Day in Iowa," said Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff in a press release. "His wife, Sister Brenda Meyocks, was injured but is expected to recover."

The Meyocks are from Dammeron Valley, Utah. They had served in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission since March. 

"We extend our sincere condolences to the Meyocks family and their loved ones and pray they will feel peace and support, particularly at this time of year. We also pray for the other individuals involved in this accident," Woodruff said. 

For more information on the accident visit https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.