A newlywed couple has been killed in a head-on collision just days after tying the knot.
William “Rowdy” Harrell, 30, a pit crew member at Hendrick Motorsports, and wife, Blakley, 23, were driving in the Florida Keys for their honeymoon when the incident occurred.
A preliminary report revealed Harrell was behind the wheel when the car veered across the centre line and into oncoming traffic, colliding with a pickup truck.
The 62-year-old male truck driver was transported to hospital for minor injuries, while his two passengers, a 58-year-old female and a 62-year-old female, were critically injured and airlifted to hospital.
William and Blakley were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The pair were both wearing seatbelts, according to the report.
Hendrick Motorsports, where Harrell had been a tire carrier for the last eight seasons, confirmed the news in a statement on Wednesday.
“Our entire team is absolutely devastated at the loss of Rowdy and Blakley,” crew chief Greg Ives said.
“They were such positive, giving and passionate people who could not have been a more perfect match.”
– with NBC Sport