LDS missionary from Utah killed when hit by car in Taiwan

Elder David Hampton (center) and family. North Ogden, Utah, date not specified | Photo courtesy of Fox 13 Now, St. George News

TAIWAN — An 18-year-old missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died Tuesday in Taiwan.

Elder David Hampton, killed by a car while riding his bicycle in Taiwan. Hampton was a missionary for the LDS church. Undated | Photo courtesy of Fox 13 now, St. George News
Elder David Hampton was killed by a car while riding his bicycle in Taiwan. Hampton was a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Location and date not specified | Photo courtesy of Fox 13 now, St. George News

Fox 13 Now reports that Elder David Hampton of North Ogden was riding his bicycle when a car hit him. Hampton had been serving as a missionary in the Taiwan Taichung mission since December 2015.

Hampton’s parents, Steve and Cyndi Hampton, released the following statement:

We are thankful for our family who is with us and appreciate and are strengthened by their love and prayers, and the love and prayers expressed by so many others.

At this point, we do not have any other information about the funeral or when he will be brought home.

For more information on this story, visit Fox 13 Now.

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1 Comment

  • ladybugavenger April 13, 2016 at 12:50 am

    So young. I’m sorry for your loss.

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