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8/24/2019

Texas Couple killed minutes after Marriage Ceremony

Filed under: General — DRJ @ 8:22 am



[Headline from DRJ]

Vidor couple perishes in wreck leaving their own wedding:

Young newlyweds were killed Friday afternoon in a savage car wreck while pulling out of the judge’s office where they had just tied the knot.

“They hadn’t even been married for five minutes,” said LaShawna Morgan, mother of groom Harley Morgan, 19, and mother-in-law to Rhiannon Morgan, 20, all of Vidor.

Like other members of the wedding party, LaShawna Morgan was following close behind and witnessed the devastation as a pickup pulling a trailer loaded with a tractor hit the couple’s Chevy Cavalier on Texas 87 near the local airport. The impact caused the much smaller car to flip multiple times before coming to rest in a ditch in tall grass and brush.

The groom’s sister, Christina Fontenot, doubts the couple ever saw the truck coming.

The details make it worse:

Harley and Rhiannon were declared dead at the scene by Orange County Justice of the Peace Joy Dubose-Simonton — the same judge who moments earlier had presided over their nuptials.

[…]

Reality sank in for LaShawna Morgan hours earlier. As she stood along the section of shut-down highway, authorities brought over items such as the blood-stained bouquet and a manila envelope containing the marriage license.

“Please go home and hug your loved ones tonight,” she said under a sullen sky. “Do not go to bed angry.”

— DRJ

6 Responses to “Texas Couple killed minutes after Marriage Ceremony”

  1. Horrific story… leaves one at a loss for words.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  2. This part made me cry:

    authorities brought over items such as the blood-stained bouquet and a manila envelope containing the marriage license

    That would be rough to endure.

    steveg (354706)

  3. thanks for the feel good story! I feel so much better now.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  4. so sad

    mg (8cbc69)

  5. nk (dbc370) — 8/24/2019 @ 5:27 pm

    Hey numbskull, this is a high-class establishment – show some respect!

    For rcocean.

    Dave (1bb933)

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