Rollover crash costs newlyweds' lives day after wedding

Rebekah Bouma and her husband Austin Wesson were killed after being injured in a crash that occurred just one day after their wedding.

"Incredibly grief stricken," described English teacher Renee Edwards. She said a time of celebration has turned to mourning days after a student's wedding.

Bouma, 19, and Wesson were killed after being injured in a rollover crash on Saturday, according to KWCH-TV.

Wesson died at the scene. Bouma died two days later after fighting for life.

Investigators are still trying to determine how the crash happened.

Bouma was an honor student at Trinity Academy in Wichita.

"I remember exactly where she sat," Edwards said. "I remember immediately having the impression that she was full of light and life, she had those sparkly eyes that often all of us who remember her think of her as just full of life."

Edwards said she had a chance to visit Bouma in the hospital before she died.

"Incredible heartbroken for her family, shocked, but also very aware that Rebekah was living her life just fully for Christ in a beautiful way at such a young age," Edwards said.
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