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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 8:48pm
Las Cruces, NM (KDBC) — A Las Cruces Pastor lost his life during a wrong-way crash on I-10 Monday night near Vinton. Family of Josh Allen confirmed his death on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon.
Allen, 30, was a Pastor at Grace Bible Church, located at 2801 Missouri Ave. in Las Cruces. Allen leaves behind his wife, Shelley, and their 9-month-old son.
Grace Bible Church
2801 Missouri Ave. Las Cruces, NM
Allen was reportedly on his way to El Paso to pick up his brother at the El Paso International Airport at the time of the crash.
Allen's father posted a statement on his Facebook account Tuesday afternoon praying that the financial needs for the young family he left behind be met. Grace Bible Church released a statement saying that the church would be open all day Tuesday for anyone who needed to talk or pray.
Ethan Hester with the Grace Bible Church has confirmed that the church will be accepting donations for Allen's family. Josh Allen's family has also set up a website to donate, and anyone interested in doing so can send a tax deductible donation to Allen's wife Shelley and his son on the Power of Hope Ministries website, 100% of the donations will go to Allen's family.