LOCAL NEWS

Friends Remember Utah Missionary Killed In Car Crash

Jul 23, 2021, 10:51 PM | Updated: Oct 17, 2021, 2:21 pm

CORINNE, Utah — A Utah community is in mourning after one of their own was killed in a head-on collision while serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Mexico.

The victims were identified by Church officials Friday as 20-year-old Michael Austin Davis of Corrine, Utah and 20-year-old Tyson Gene Haycock of Miles City, Montana.

Davis was a baseball and football star in Box Elder County.

Those who knew him said he changed their lives for good.

“He just lit up the room when he came in,” said Davis’ childhood friend, Chase Earnest. “One of the best teammates I’ve ever had. One of the best friends I’ve ever had as well.”

Earnest played Little League and high school baseball with Davis.

The two went on to win Region in football at Box Elder High School.

“One of the most outgoing and kind people I ever met,” he said. “He always had this contagious smile, this contagious laugh.”

Those who served in the mission field alongside Davis loved him.

“He touched so many lives,” said Giselle Killian, who served with Davis the last three months of her mission.

Numerous messages filled social media Friday, calling Davis a humble leader, selfless and a disciple of Christ.

“Definitely hardworking, loyal,” said Earnest.

One of Elder Davis’ former companions referred to Davis as his best friend and the greatest example.

“He had two weeks left, and he was going to give it his all,” said Elder Cole Saunooke. “Now, the charge is ours. He taught me how to love and how to work.”

“One of the most compassionate people I have ever met,” said Earnest.

Haycock, the missionary from Montana, had only been serving as a missionary for a few weeks.

A third missionary in the vehicle, identified as 19-year-old Elder Britton Jeremie Berrett, of Roberts, Idaho, sustained serious injuries but is in stable condition and being treated at a hospital in Albuquerque.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

...
Dan Spindle

‘Dust Lake City’ disaster looming as Utah professor fights to save the Great Salt Lake

It's clear how much the Great Salt Lake has shrunk over the years. But there is something in the air that's not so clear. KSL's Dan Spindle reveals the threats newly exposed dust and minerals at the lake pose to millions along the Wasatch Front.
24 hours ago
...
Ashley Moser

Idaho teens travel to Ukraine, gift families new homes amid war

Three Ukrainian families have new homes thanks to a group of Idaho teens who raised $50,000 for the humanitarian trip.
24 hours ago
The unfinished housing complex. 800 Block....
Mike Anderson

USU students scramble for housing after apartments drop them from lease

Some students at Utah State University are in a crunch to find housing after hundreds were dumped from their leases at a new apartment complex.
24 hours ago
The Jordan Education Foundation has set a grant to help teachers buy school supplies for their clas...
Shelby Lofton

How you can help Utah teachers buy classroom supplies

With the start of school just days away, a lot of teachers are reaching into their own wallets to buy school supplies. A foundation through the Jordan School District hopes to prevent them from having to do that.
24 hours ago
...
Ladd Egan

Workforce Services Economist: Despite recession fears, labor market ‘begging for workers’

Despite the signs of a recession and a shrinking economy, Utah's workforce still needs workers to fill a revolving job market.
24 hours ago
...
Dan Rascon

Friends save man pinned under car in West Valley City

It was a terrifying scene in West Valley City Sunday night after a reckless and speeding car flew off of Redwood Road and into a crowd of people, trapping one man underneath.
24 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

tips how to quit smoking...

7 Tips How to Quit Smoking | Quitting Smoking Might be One of the Hardest Things You Ever Do but Here’s Where You Can Start

Quitting smoking cigarettes can be incredibly difficult. Here are 7 tips how to quit smoking to help you on your quitting journey.
Photo: Storyblocks...
Blue Stakes of Utah 811

Blue Stakes of Utah 811: 5 Reasons To Call 811 Before You Dig When Working in Your Yard

Call before you dig. Even at home, you could end up with serious injuries or broken utilities just because you didn't call Blue Stakes of Utah 811.
Days of...
Days of '47 Rodeo

TRIVIA: How well do you know your rodeo? Take this quiz before you go to the Days of ’47!

The Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is a one-of-a-kind Gold Medal Rodeo being held July 20-23, 25 at 7:30 PM. The Days of ’47 Rodeo How well do you know your rodeo trivia? Take the quiz to test your know-all before heading out to the Days of ’47 Rodeo at the […]
cyber security through multi factor authentication setup...
Les Olson IT

How multi factor authentication setup helps companies stay safe

Multi factor authentication (MFA) setup is an important security measure that every company should implement for their workers. It’s also wise to install it for your personal and home accounts.
...
Lighting Design

Check out these stunning lamps with stained glass shades

Lamps with stained glass shades are statement pieces that are more than simply aesthetic. They also meet a functional requirement: to light up a room.
Address Bar of internet browser shows internet access...
AARP Utah

Utah voters 50+ support increased access to Internet

The AARP surveyed Utah voters aged 50 plus about internet access and if they support the expansion of broadband, especially in rural areas currently lacking it.
Friends Remember Utah Missionary Killed In Car Crash