ROY -- Those who would like to support a family here who lost their missionary son when he was hit by a car over the weekend can contribute to a fund that has now been set up to pay for his final expenses.
Elder Jason Reid Wiberg, 19, died Sunday from injuries he sustained Saturday when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in Kuching, Malaysia.
Wiberg was serving in the Singapore Mission and had been a full-time missionary since October 2012, according to a statement from Ruth Todd, spokeswoman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The fund for Jason Wiberg has been set up at America First Credit Union.
According to some background provided by his family, Wiberg was born in Utah but has lived in Indiana and Minnesota and spent most of his childhood in Cookeville, Tenn.
He is survived by a large family.
Wiberg was active in the LDS Church his whole life and enjoyed his association with his leaders and fellow quorum members, said the statement from his family.
He had earned his Duty to God award.
"He had a tender heart, especially for those who needed a friend," his family said.
Wiberg's accomplishments include becoming an Eagle Scout.
He earned his varsity letter and was a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow.
Wiberg enjoyed the outdoors, watching movies and participating in airsoft wars. He had a sense of humor.
He planned to become a police officer and worked as an intern with Roy City Police before he graduated from Roy High School in 2012.
"Jason was very excited to be called to serve in Singapore and quickly learned to love Malaysia and the people he served," said the family in its statement. "We couldn't be more proud of him and the wonderful young man he had become."
The time and place for the funeral will be determined when the arrangements for return of the body are finalized.
Spencer Ryan Coe, a senior at Roy High School, said he saw Wiberg several times at Roy High School when he was a student there.
"He was always extremely nice," Coe said. "He was very people-oriented. He loved talking to people, making sure everyone was doing okay. He was definitely very considerate."