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Mormon missionary from Roy dies in Malaysia

Published August 26, 2013 9:27 pm

Accident • Despite quick medical attention, the 19-year-old dies a day after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle in Kuching.
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A missionary from Roy died a day after he was hit by a car in Malaysia.

Jason Wiberg, a 19-year-old missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died on Sunday after a car hit him while he was riding his bicycle on Saturday in Kuching, Malaysia, according to a statement released by his parents, Reid and Janice Wiberg.

His companion provided immediate first aid and paramedics, who arrived quickly, took him to a hospital where he was stabilized, the statement adds. He was then moved to a bigger, more advanced hospital. But his condition deteriorated despite treatment.

"[His organs] were donated for transplant so he can continue to help and be with the people of Malaysia he so dearly loved. His missionary work will continue in the spirit world," according to the family statement.

In the statement, Wiberg's family expressed their appreciation and love to everyone who prayed for him, as well as to his companion and medical personnel who worked hard to save his life.

"We all hoped for a miracle yet are comfortable with the knowledge and accept that God has other plans for Jason at this time," the statement reads.

Wiberg had been serving as a full-time missionary in the Singapore Mission since October 2012, according to a statement from Ruth Todd, spokeswoman for the LDS Church.

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