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Kansas couple killed in crash 1 day after their wedding

Kansas couple killed in crash 1 day after their wedding (Photo: Rachel Byker Bouma via Facebook)

CLEARWATER, Kan. (AP/WKRC) - 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.

In a Facebook post featuring multiple photos of the newlyweds, the woman's mother said, "My heart is broken and shattered."

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office Lt. Lin Dehning says the cause of the accident is under investigation.

Clearwater is about 20 miles (30 kilometers) southwest of Wichita.

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