Washington - Family watched Friday as high school sweethearts got married - then, minutes later, as they died.
Harley and Rhiannon Morgan hit a trailer-towing pickup truck as they turned onto the highway from a driveway at the Orange, Texas, courtroom where they tied the knot, city police told local news station KFDM. The groom's mother and sister looked on in horror from behind.
What they saw was haunting, Harley's mother, Lashawna Morgan, told the news outlet. The Chevy Cavalier flipped before crashing into a ditch off Texas 87, according to the Beaumont Enterprise.
"I had to sit there and watch my two babies die," Morgan said. "That is an image I will have for the rest of my life. I still have his blood on my hands from trying to pull him and her out of there."
Harley was just 19 years old; Rhiannon was 20. The couple from Vidor, Texas, died on the scene near the chambers of Justice of the Peace Joy Dubose-Simonton, who had the grim duty of declaring dead the couple she'd just married, the Beaumont Enterprise reported.