Young couple dies in car crash day after their wedding
CLEARWATER, Kan. -- A traffic accident in Kansas has claimed the lives of a husband and wife, just one day after their marriage.
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.
CBS affiliate KWCH-TV reports evidence from the scene indicated that Wesson lost control of his silver Ford pickup truck and struck a tree.
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office Lt. Lin Dehning says the cause of the accident is under investigation.
Clearwater is about 20 miles southwest of Wichita.
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