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Missionary Dies in Mexico Bicycle Accident

A missionary serving in Mexico has passed away. The following statement is from Church spokesman Sam Penrod:

It is with much sadness we share that a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints passed away from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. Elder Francisco Rene Lamadrid, 22, died on Friday, June 17, 2022, in Mexico City, Mexico. Elder Lamadrid, who was wearing a helmet, was unable to negotiate a turn at the bottom of a steep hill due to slippery conditions.

Elder Lamadrid was a member of the Mérida Mexico Itzimna Stake and has been serving in the Mexico Mexico City East Mission since March 2021. We send our love and condolences to Elder Lamadrid’s family and friends as well as the missionaries he has served alongside for the past 15 months. We pray they will each be sustained with the love of the Savior at this difficult time.

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