Sweethearts die minutes after marrying

 

A young Texas newlywed couple died in a car crash just minutes after tying the knot, authorities said.

The New York Post reported that Harley Joe Morgan, 19, and his bride, Rhiannon Boudreaux Morgan, 20, were killed after leaving their wedding ceremony at a courthouse in the town of Orange, which is 150km of east of Houston.

 

Harley Morgan and bride Rhiannon. Picture: Supplied
Harley Morgan and bride Rhiannon. Picture: Supplied

The couple left the parking lot and merged onto State Highway 87 when their car was struck by a pick-up truck, police said.

The groom's mother, who was driving behind them, tried desperately to save the couple to no avail, news station KDFM reported. Both Harley and his bride were pronounced dead at the scene.

"I watched my baby die," Kennia Morgan told the news station. "I'm still wearing my son's blood because I was trying my best to rip him and her out of the car."

She said the pair were high school sweethearts and the "only thing that they wanted was to get married".

 

The couple shortly before the crash. Picture: Supplied
The couple shortly before the crash. Picture: Supplied

 

"They haven't even been married for five minutes," Ms Kennia said.

Police said the truck driver wasn't injured in the incident. The vehicle had been towing a trailer with a tractor when it collided with the couple's car.

The crash is under investigation, authorities said.


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