Matthew Barr and his wife Hailey were missionaries to the Philippines in Baton Rouge visiting family and friends when they were involved Tuesday night (July23) in a fatal car crash on I-12. The couple's organization released this statement about the couple's passing on their Facebook page Fuel.ph:
It is with great sorrow that we tell you of the recent news of our beloved CEO and his wife, Matthew & Hailey Barr. They were on a visit to the States, specifically their hometowns in Louisiana over the past few weeks. Late Tuesday evening (Wednesday afternoon Philippines time), they were in a car accident and have gone to be with our Lord.
Their lives have forever impacted our city, Iloilo... our nation, the Philippines... their hometowns and families and friends the world over. Lives built on truth, integrity, passion, purity, determination, compassion, generosity and so much more!
The void will be great, but the gratitude of having them in our lives will remain in our hearts. So many words to be written and things to be said, but in short, we honor them. As a community, as close friends, as family... we honor the lives they lived as an example of love, genuine love.
WE WILL DEEPLY, UNDOUBTEDLY MISS YOU MATTHEW & HAILEY