- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says a Mormon missionary serving in Venezuela has been killed in a traffic accident.

Church spokesman Eric Hawkins says 24-year-old Argenis Jesus Gonzalez Villarroel was killed Wednesday afternoon while riding in a taxi that crashed.

KSL-TV reports (https://bit.ly/28TZOOW) Gonzalez belonged to a church stake in Caracas and had served as a missionary in the Venezuelan city of Barcelona since May 2015.

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Information from: KSL-TV, https://www.ksl.com/

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