Mormon missionary killed by truck hitting her bike

2013-02-04T06:43:00Z 2013-09-03T06:09:25Z Mormon missionary killed by truck hitting her bikeThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 04, 2013 6:43 am  • 

WOODWARD, Okla. — An Arkansas woman serving a Mormon mission in Oklahoma has died after a pickup truck hit her bicycle, according to church officials.

The Oklahoman reported Sunday that 22-year-old Alesa Smith, of Benton, Ark., was riding her bicycle Friday night when she was hit by a pickup truck.

Nolan Taylor, an Oklahoma City-based official with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says Smith had been working in several cities throughout Oklahoma for the past 10 months.

Woodward police did not release details about the crash.

Serving on a mission is a rite of passage for many young Mormons, who serve at hundreds of missions throughout the world.

Taylor said Smith's parents were making funeral arrangements.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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