Ward had been serving a missionary in Pocatello, Idaho since July.
The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints released this statement following the accident. “Every member of the Church feels the loss of a missionary. We are deeply saddened, and share with his family, friends and fellow missionaries in their grief. We extend to them our love, our prayers and our deepest sympathy.”
Another occupant of the vehicle received minor injuries and was released from the hospital Wednesday morning.