Thursday, June 17, 2010

Tech Student Killed In Maine Car Accident

A 20-year-old Tennessee Tech student has been killed in a car crash in Maine, while serving as a missionary for the Tennessee Baptist Convention. Palmer Maphet of Mount Juliet died after the car in which he was a passenger was hit head-on by another vehicle. Maphet was very involved in Tennessee Tech’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry, according to BCM Director John Aaron Matthew. After the accident, Matthew posted on Facebook that Palmer had served as team leader of his freshman spiritual-growth team and this past spring began his new position on the upperclassmen-discipleship team. Matthew asked for prayer for the Maphet family and for the rest of the mission team in Maine.