On Friday, Austin Wesson and Rebekah Bouma got married in Kansas, USA.
They started dating four months ago and according to Rebekah’s dad John Bouma, they were “excited about the future”. But more than that, “they were meant for each other”.
They met while on separate Christian missions, her mother told the Wichita Eagle, getting to know each other through FaceTime, as Austin was a surf instructor who grew up in South Africa.
But just a day after the couple were married, about 6.30pm local time on Saturday, Austin is believed to have lost control of his truck, veering off the road and hitting a tree.