Kansas couple killed in crash 1 day after wedding

Austin Wesson and Rebekah Bouma
An undated courtesy photo of Austin Wesson and Rebekah Bouma.

CLEARWATER, Kan. (AP) — A traffic accident in Kansas has claimed the lives of a husband and wife, just one day after their marriage.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Saturday near Clearwater, about 20 miles southwest of Wichita.

The driver of a truck, Austin Wesson, was pronounced dead at the scene. His 19-year-old wife, Rebekah Bouma, died about 12:30 a.m. Monday at a hospital.

Bouma and Wesson married on Friday. The Wichita Eagle says they planned to move to Grand Rapids.

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Lin Dehning says the cause of the accident is under investigation.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle