By: Steve Dellar | 11-05-2018 | News
Photo credit: Facebook Bailee Ackerman

TX - Newlyweds Die In Honeymoon Helicopter Crash (Video)

In what can only be described as a horrible tragedy, a young couple from Texas were killed when a helicopter carrying them away from their own wedding crashed late on Saturday night. The accident occurred near the city of Uvalde, some 85 miles west of San Antonio

Both 24-year-olds Mr Will Byler and Miss Bailee Ackerman Byler studied at Sam Houston State University. The student newspaper was the first to report their tragic passing.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Will and Bailee Ackerman Byler were killed, along with the chopper pilot, when they crashed into a hillside following their &quot;fairytale&#39; wedding. Rest in Peace. <a href="https://t.co/QvqbfqrvcP">https://t.co/QvqbfqrvcP</a></p>&mdash; Nine.com.au (@Ninecomau) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ninecomau/status/1059642345262592006?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 6, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The Houstonian stated on social media: “It is with deepest sadness that we announce the tragic passing of two Bearkats Will Byler (Agriculture Engineering senior) and Bailee Ackerman Byler (Agricultural Communication senior) in a helicopter accident departing their wedding. We ask that you keep the Byler and Ackerman families in your thoughts and prayers.”

Wedding attendees are devastated and at a loss for words, posting their condolences on social media. "I'm absolutely devastated!" wrote one friend on Facebook, adding that the pilot of the aircraft was also killed.

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Another friend wrote on Instagram: "I have peace in the fact that you left this earth so full of happiness and love. How awesome to spend your honeymoon with Jesus. So thankful we got to spend these last few days with y'all. Our hearts hurt now, but we know this is not forever."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Newlyweds Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler died Sunday morning in a helicopter crash just hours after exchanging their vows: <a href="https://t.co/7tSVSKy9DT">https://t.co/7tSVSKy9DT</a></p>&mdash; NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) <a href="https://twitter.com/NBCPhiladelphia/status/1059464863771254785?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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A wedding website showed a statement from the company on Monday saying: "Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with this family at their great loss. We know both families appreciate all your love, support and kindness during this time."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Gerald Green Lawrence has been identified as the pilot in the helicopter crash that killed 2 newlyweds near Uvalde, Texas, just an hour and a half after the wedding. <a href="https://t.co/qV6zRjHDil">https://t.co/qV6zRjHDil</a> <a href="https://t.co/cI3nXaH4Wi">pic.twitter.com/cI3nXaH4Wi</a></p>&mdash; ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) <a href="https://twitter.com/abc13houston/status/1059419182847180800?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 5, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Pilot Gerald Green Lawrence was also identified among the dead. His step-daughter tearfully told a local news station that he was a captain in the Army and had served in Vietnam.

Source:

https://wcfcourier.com/video/featured/newlyweds-die-in-crash-hours-after-wedding/video_6e1a7f51-2cbf-519d-8bda-81cf1b1507b9.html

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