lds missionary nearly killed


(KUTV) A young man who shattered his face and tore up his body in a deadly car accident on his LDS mission is making a remarkable recovery.

Brandon Lewis, 19, from the small Summit County town of Francis, was in the back of a pick-up truck in Central America with his companion when it flipped.

His family is calling it a miracle that he survived that crash back in May.

“I had six fractured bones in my face,” says Lewis. “I broke four of my teeth. I had road rash all over. I think I’m definitely lucky I shouldn’t of made it through that.”

In May, Lewis was known as Elder Lewis serving in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

On a Thursday morning on May 22 his mission forever changed when he and his companion of only a week and a half, Elder Angel de Jesus Martinez Campos from El Salvador, got into the back of a pickup truck.

“Went out to catch the bus to go to a meeting that we had,” said Lewis.

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