A Texas couple was killed moments after their marriage Friday when their car and a pickup truck collided on a highway outside the justice of the peace courtroom.
Harley Joe Morgan, 19, and Rhiannon Boudreaux Morgan, 20, both of Vidor, died in the 3 p.m. collision, KFDM reported. The newlyweds were pulling out of the private drive of Joy Dubose-Simonton, a justice of the peace, according to the Orange Police Department. The couple was heading to the Orange County Courthouse to file their marriage license, the Beaumont Enterprise reported.
A young couple from Vidor were leaving their wedding Friday afternoon when their vehicle was struck by a Dodge truck, killing them instantly.— Monique Batson (@Mo_Bats) August 23, 2019
The same JP that married the Vidor couple declared them dead. https://t.co/oVEdXCtNvH@Chris_Moore09 and @kimbpix are on scene. pic.twitter.com/U28bF5JqGG
Police said Harley Morgan was driving a 2004 Chevrolet and a man was driving a 2015 Ford F-250 pickup truck towing a trailer carrying a tractor. KDFM reported. Police said Harley Morgan was exiting the private drive when the vehicles collided.
The impact caused the car to flip multiple times before coming to rest in a ditch. the Enterprise reported.
The mother and sister of the groom told KDFM they witnessed the crash.
"They had just gotten married," Kennia Lashawna Morgan, the groom's mother. told the television station. "They haven't even been married for five minutes."
Dubose-Simonton, who performed the wedding, attended their bodies as a coroner, KTVT reported.
The driver of the pickup truck was not injured, the television station reported. Police have not released the cause of the crash.
The 19- and 20-year-olds had been dating off-and-on since 8th grade, family members said. They had a formal wedding ceremony planned for December. pic.twitter.com/uYIntw7Vxm— Monique Batson (@Mo_Bats) August 23, 2019
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