Newlywed couple dies just hours after getting married

2017-08-08 16:19
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A young couple has died in a horrific crash just hours after they said their vows.

Austin and Rebekah Wesson, both 19, got married Friday 4 August, after dating for just four months.

Austin was a surf instructor and grew up in Fishhoek, Cape Town.

The adorable couple met while they were both on a Christian missionary in South Africa this year and spent most of their time facetiming with each other.

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.

The next day Austin who was driving a 4x4, swerved off the road and smashed into a tree, according to a Sedgewick County Sheriff’s office.

The young Captonian was pronounced dead on the scene and Rebekah died two days later, in a local hospital, due to her severe injuries.  

Rebekah’s mom shared a heartbreaking tribute post to her daughter and son-in-law on Facebook.

“My heart is broken and shattered, says Rachel, “Last night our Rebekah Christina and her husband of one day, Austin Wesson, were in a terrible car accident.

“We thank God that they are together while grieving their loss so very deeply,” she says.

One of Austins former children's church teacher said he was an “awesome mischievous little boy,” and has “inspired many.”

Austin's parents Wendy and Roger Wesson will soon be flying to the US to lay their son to rest.

The cause of the accident still remains unknown and is under investigation says County Sherriff Lt. Lin Dehning.

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