DENTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Two people were killed after a vehicle crashed into theirs head-on in Denton Tuesday, and a church has identified those victims as missionaries.
Police said a pickup truck was going southbound on Sherman Drive just before 11 a.m. when it crossed into the northbound lanes for an unknown reason and hit the victims’ pickup.READ MORE: North Texas Law Enforcement Disappointed In Gov. Abbott's Veto Of Domestic Violence Education Bill
The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to a hospital to treat injuries.READ MORE: Dallas County DA Reverses Plans To Seek Death Penalty For Alleged Serial Killer Billy Chemirmir
On Wednesday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints identified the two deceased victims as Luke Carter, 18, of Utah, and Eli Fowler, 20, of Colorado. The church said the two were assigned to a mission in the North Texas area.
“We express our love and deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Elder Carter and Elder Fowler and to the missionaries in the Texas Fort Worth Mission,” the church said in a statement.MORE NEWS: 'New Personnel & Procedures, Insufficient Oversight' Led To Texas Execution Without Media Present
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.