Full-time missionary from Canada dies after traumatic head injury suffered in Utah accident

Elder Isaac Heninger, 19, of New Brunswick, fell in May 7 evening accident and died the following morning in a Salt Lake City hospital

A full-time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in the Utah Layton Mission died after suffering a traumatic head injury Sunday evening, May 7, in Clearfield, Utah.

Elder Isaac Heninger, 19, of Searville, New Brunswick, Canada, passed away in a Salt Lake City hospital early Monday, May 8.

According to a statement released by Church spokesman Sam Penrod on on Monday, Elder Heninger and his companions were walking to an appointment, stopping along the way to visit with a group of young men who had electric scooters.

At some point, according to a release from the Clearfield Police Department, the missionary attempted to jump over a moving scooter, resulting in the accident.

Elder Heninger began his missionary service in December 2022.

“We express our deepest condolences to Elder Heninger’s family and friends as they mourn his passing,” said Penrod on behalf of the Church. “We pray for all those who are impacted by this tragedy. May they feel the Savior’s love during this difficult time.”

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