Couple Killed in Car Crash Right After Getting Married, Reports Say

August 25, 2019 Updated: August 25, 2019

A newlywed couple in Texas died in a car crash right after they were married in a wedding ceremony on Aug. 23, multiple sources have reported.

Their vehicle collided with a pickup truck, killing the two, KFDM reported.

Harley Morgan, 19, and Rhiannon Boudreaux, 20, were driving on a highway in Orange, Texas, when their vehicle hit a pickup truck towing a trailer and a tractor, police said.

The accident took place just a few minutes after the two exchanged vows. The sister and mother of the groom witnessed the crash, according to the news outlet.

“They had just gotten married,” Morgan’s mother, Kennia, told the station. “They haven’t even been married for five minutes.”

“Those two babies,” Kennia Morgan said. “The only thing that they wanted was to get married and start their life. The two of them had so many dreams.”

The two died at the scene of the crash. The man driving the truck was unharmed.

Kennia attempted to save the two and tried to pull them out of the vehicle.

“I watched my baby die,” she said. “I’m still wearing my son’s blood because I was trying my best to rip him and her out of the car.”

The two were planning to get married around Christmas, but they apparently did not want to wait to make their wedding official.

“I witnessed my own worst nightmare,” Kennia said. “That’s an image that will haunt me the rest of my life. I won’t forget it. It will never go away. I will see that truck hit my baby and kill my baby every night of my life, the rest of the time that I’m on earth.”

The driver of the truck was not identified, and officials said he was cooperating with the investigation, KOLD reported.

An investigation revealed there were no signs of wrongdoing. Drug and alcohol tests are pending, officials said.

“Please go home and hug your loved ones tonight,” the grieving mother told the Beaumont Enterprise. “Do not go to bed angry.”

Other details regarding this case have not been released at this time.

Facts About Crime in the United States

Violent crime in the United States has fallen sharply over the past 25 years, according to both the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) (pdf).
The rate of violent crimes fell by 49 percent between 1993 and 2017, according to the FBI’s UCR, which only reflects crimes reported to the police.

The violent crime rate dropped by 74 percent between 1993 and 2017, according to the BJS’s NCVS, which takes into account both crimes that have been reported to the police and those that have not.

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The FBI recently released preliminary data for 2018. According to the Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January to June 2018, violent crime rates in the United States dropped by 4.3 percent compared to the same six-month period in 2017.

While the overall rate of violent crime has seen a steady downward drop since its peak in the 1990s, there have been several upticks that bucked the trend. Between 2014 and 2016, the murder rate increased by more than 20 percent, to 5.4 per 100,000 residents, from 4.4, according to an Epoch Times analysis of FBI data. The last two-year period that the rate soared so quickly was between 1966 and 1968.waylon jennings are you sure hank done it this way