Couple dies in helicopter crash just hours after saying, "I do"

Couple killed in helicopter crash (Family photo provided via CNN Newsource)

The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to release new information regarding a helicopter crash that killed a couple on the night of their wedding.

The crash occurred at about midnight on Saturday after the couple got into a helicopter at a ranch in Uvalde and left their wedding reception. The helicopter pilot was also killed.

The victims were identified as Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler, seniors at Sam Houston State University, according to The Houstonian, a student newspaper.

A company owned by the groom's family released a statement on Monday regarding the crash: "At this time, we request that your thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved."

Friends who attended the wedding posted photos of the ceremony and reception and expressed shock over the deaths of the couple.


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