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By Kent Larsen
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LDS Missionary Killed in Montana Traffic Accident

GREAT FALLS, MONTANA -- An LDS missionary was killed and his companion injured in an automobile accident Tuesday night. Elder Spencer Goodwin Platt, 20, was killed when the car his companion, Elder Douglas Clark, 20, was driving went off a gravel road and rolled, according to Teton County sheriff's officers.

Clark, of Lonetree, Colorado, was driving on a gravel road near Power, Montana, about 15 miles from Great Falls. He was taken to a hospital in Great Falls, and is expected to make a full recovery. Both Clark and Platt were serving in the Montana Billings Mission, and had been in the field for about 11 months.

In an obituary in the Salt Lake Tribune, Platt was remembered for enjoying every minute of life. He loved to sing and had a great smile. He was a graduate of Murray High School, where he participated in A Capella and Madrigals. He was also a Hockey fan, and helped his team win the Utah State Championship during his senior year.

Platt was an Eagle Scout and had earned the Duty to God Award. He loved carpentry and construction and had been awarded a scholarship in construction. A funeral is scheduled for Saturday.


Utah missionary killed in auto
Utah co UT Journal (AP) 20Dec01 P2

Spencer Goodwin Platt
Salt Lake Tribune 20Dec01 P2


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