An LDS missionary from Provo was killed Saturday night in an automobile-bicycle accident in New Zealand.
David Justin Weir, 19, apparently died instantly following the accident on New Zealand's North Island.A second missionary, Mark Openshaw, 19, Peoria, Ariz., also was injured. He remained in a hospital in Tauranga in good condition on Monday, suffering from head lacerations and a mild concussion. He is expected to recover.$
Police reports said the missionaries were cycling from Papamoa toward Mount Maunganui when the accident occurred. The bicycles were equipped with lights that appeared to be working at the time of the accident.
The Ministry of Transport has issued an appeal asking witnesses to the accident to come forward.
Weir entered the mission field in December and had been in New Zealand just four months. Openshaw began his mission in August.