Newlywed couple killed in Kansas crash hours after wedding

Austin J. Wesson and Rebekah C. Bouma

Austin J. Wesson and Rebekah C. Bouma

Young couple Austin Wesson and Rebekah Bouma from Kansas, have been killed in a vehicle crash just a day after vowing to spend the rest of their lives together. On Saturday, the pickup truck they were driving careened off-road into a tree, The Wichita Eagle reports. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The greatest joy followed by the deepest sorrow: A Saturday auto crash claimed the lives of Austin Wesson and Rebekah Bouma in Clearwater, Kansas. The passenger, 19-year-old Rebekah Bouma, had critical injuries and was transported by EMS to a hospital where she later died.

Bouma attended Trinity Academy in Wichita for her sophomore and junior year of high school, which ended in 2015, according to the school.

In a news release sent Monday, Sedgwick County sheriff's Office Lt. Lin Dehning said the crash remains under investigation.

The in love pair had announced their plan to get married in June and two months later Rebekah's mom, Rachel Bouma, witnessed their courthouse wedding ceremony nuptials in Kansas, US.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bouma family.

"She was a great student, had great character and she loved people", he said.

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