Bride’s Wedding Shoot Becomes Tribute to Her Late Fiance After A Tragic Accident
Yep. Even if you do manage to get engaged (I was engaged once) or get married, this doesn’t mean it’s going to last a life time.
I have several examples on my blog (see bottom of this blog post under “Related Posts” section) of married people where one (or both!) get killed on their wedding day or shortly there-after, from being in car accidents to getting diseases. In some cases, one of the couple will die shortly before the wedding date.
By TRINITY JOSEPH
Oct 10, 2018, 12:04 PM ET
….The only person missing from the long-planned ceremony was her groom, the love of her life, who had been killed by an alleged drunk driver last fall.
The wedding date had been set, the small town church with the white cross picked as the venue, and a fitted white wedding dress chosen during a rite-of-passage shopping trip with Padgett’s mother, grandmother, sister and her soon-to-be mother-in-law.
Somehow, Padgett, 25, who was set to marry a volunteer firefighter named Kendall Murphy, 27, found the strength to celebrate their happiness in the midst of her pain.
Her plan was as unexpected as it was endearing.
Last fall, Murphy was responding to an accident scene when he was struck by a Dodge Ram pickup truck, according to local authorities.
“We were responding to the accident,” Montgomery Fire Chief Tim Showalter told ABC News. “I was at the other end [of the accident scene] and I heard the collision [and] I ran to the scene.”
Like Murphy, the pickup truck’s driver, firefighter Colby Blake, 26, was responding to the accident scene.
Unlike Murphy, Blake had apparently been drinking.
Blake admitted to police at the scene that he had six drinks and was talking on his cell phone prior to the crash, according to an accident report.
Murphy died at the scene. Blake was charged with causing death while operating a motor vehicle, according to ABC News affiliate WTHI. Blake entered a plea of not guilty at a preliminary hearing. His case remains pending.
Padgett was at Murphy’s house that night, doing some wedding planning, and when she returned home she got the news.
“I remember falling out of my bed numb from head to toe when I heard the news,” she said. “I felt like someone was playing a dirty joke on me like I was having a complete nightmare.”