Kansas Bride and Groom Killed One Day After Wedding

Family and friends are heartbroken after a Kansas husband and wife were killed one day after getting married.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday near Clearwater. The driver of a truck, Austin Wesson, was pronounced dead at the scene. His 19-year-old wife, Rebekah Bouma, died about 12:30 a.m. Monday at a hospital.

Bouma and Wesson married on Friday.

Friends and family of the newlyweds are taking to social media to share their sudden loss. Renee Edwards taught Bouma a few years ago at Trinity Academy. She hopes the family can take solace in the bride’s strong faith.

"My heart was broken for her family that would miss her should they lose her, but I knew that as far as Becca herself she was prepared for heaven and was living with heaven in sight,” said Edwards.

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office Lt. Lin Dehning says the cause of the accident is under investigation.

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