- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 27-year-old Mormon missionary is dead after a fatal car accident in Honduras.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says Jesus Martinez Campos of Usulutan, El Salvador died on Thursday.

Church officials say Martinez was in the car at the time of the accident with fellow missionary, George B. Lewis, of Francis, Utah. Lewis was injured but expected to survive.

Martinez was eight months into a 2-year mission in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

The fatal accident marks the third missionary death of the year.

Last year, 12 missionaries died in what was an abnormally deadly year for proselyting members of the faith. There are usually only a few deaths each year.

The church has more missionaries than ever before with about 85,000 men and women serving around the world.

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