Brigham Young University religion professor E. Dale LeBaron killed in accident

OREM — A renowned Brigham Young University religion professor known for his missionary work in Africa has died after being hit while crossing the street.

E. Dale LeBaron, 75, and his wife were in a crosswalk when they were struck by a small truck. Police say the driver was making a left turn with the sun in his eyes and some frost on the windshield and never saw the couple. The accident happened Thursday.

LeBaron was a retired professor of church history at BYU. Colleagues say he was the authority on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' missionary work in Africa.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday at the Timpview Stake Center