The following statement was released by a spokesman of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints concerning the tragic passing of Elder Craig L. Meyocks:

We are saddened to share news of the passing of a senior missionary. Elder Craig L. Meyocks, age 66, passed away Thursday following a car accident Christmas Day in Iowa. His wife, Sister Brenda Meyocks, was injured but is expected to recover. The couple, who are from Dammeron Valley, Utah, had been serving in the Illinois Nauvoo Mission since March 2019. We extend our sincere condolences to the Meyocks family and their loved ones and pray they will feel peace and support, particularly at this time of year. We also pray for the other individuals involved in this accident.