CLEARWATER, Kan. — A Kansas couple has died after the truck they were in slammed into a tree in Clearwater just one day after they were married, according to multiple reports.
Deputies said the truck’s driver, identified as 30-year-old Austin J. Wesson, lost control of the truck, left the roadway and hit the tree. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.
In a Facebook post, Bouma’s mother, Rachel Byker Bouma, asked for prayers for her and Wesson’s families.
“(Rebekah Bouma) is with the Lord that she loved so deeply and so joyfully and she is with her husband of just one day, Austin Wesson, whom she loved with all her heart,” Rachel Byker Bouma wrote. “We thank God that they are together while grieving their loss so very deeply.”
Rebekah Bouma attended Wichita's Trinity Academy, a nondenominational Christian high school, for her sophomore and junior years of high school, the Eagle reported.
"She was a delightful young lady," Trinity Academy academic dean Tony Ryff told the Eagle. "She was a great student, had great character and she loved people. She was the kind of person who looked for ways to encourage friendships among other young ladies."
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