Two newlyweds have died in a car crash in Texas – minutes after getting married.
Harley Morgan, 19, and Rhiannon Boudreaux, 20, collided with a truck after leaving their wedding venue in Texas on Friday.
The childhood sweethearts were pulling onto a five-lane highway when the truck, which was towing a trailer carrying a heavy tractor, slammed into their vehicle.
According to witnesses, their car then flipped multiple times before coming to rest in a ditch.
The couple, still in their wedding clothes, were pronounced dead at the scene by the same justice of the peace who had just married them.
“The family was right behind them. They were all going out to go to wherever they were going to have their reception,” Orange police chief Captain Keith Longlois said.
Detectives say the truck driver does not appear to be at fault, but he is cooperating with the police. He was not injured and is going to undergo drug and alcohol tests.
The groom’s mother LaShawna Morgan and sister Christina Fontenot had been travelling behind the couple when they crashed.
Mrs Morgan told KFDM: “They haven’t even been married for five minutes.
“Those two babies – the only thing that they wanted was to get married and start their life. The two of them had so many dreams.”
Ms Fontenot said the couple had been planning a larger ceremony for December.