A groom killed on his wedding day is perhaps the saddest story of the evening, as a man was recently run over by 3 cars this Saturday on a snowy day near the roadside in Indiana. Before getting hit, the goodhearted Iraqi War veteran was also helping a stranded motorist, who was also killed in the tragic accident. The Inquisitr offers what details are known at this time on the still-developing story this Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.
The groom killed shortly after the reception on his wedding day was William Riley Knight. While driving to a nearby hotel along with his recent bride, Nikki Knight, the man and wife suddenly saw a car that had evidently careened off the road from an ice patch and landed in a ditch near the roadside.
Knight opted to pull over and try to help the stranded motorist out. The female driver has since been identified as an Indiana teacher by the name of Linda Darlington. After he pulled her from the vehicle and helped her to the street, three runaway cars suddenly slid off the road themselves, hitting into them and killing them instantly, say reports.
According to Lake County (Ind.) Sheriff John Buncich, “One of the first vehicles was coming eastbound and struck both individuals. A car right behind them, the first vehicle, also struck the two, and unfortunately a third vehicle that eastbound also struck the couple.”
Adds a county government spokesman on the devastating groom killed on wedding day tragedy: “[Knight] helped her up the steep embankment and helped her to the side of the road when they were struck.”
His bride is a nurse, and having seen the cars coming and heard the loud sound of the crash on the snowy day, Nikki Knight ran from her vehicle to her new husband and the other victim, hoping to help them. But when she went out to the bloody scene of the accident, she said that neither Knight nor the female Darlington had a pulse.
“The divers of the 3 other vehicles involved in the fatal crash all tested negative for alcohol, and as yet there have been no charges have been filed in the traffic accident. Each of the roadside crash victims were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident due to critical injuries sustained from blunt-force trauma.
“It appears the groom who was killed and his bride were married for about six hours before horror struck. Said Nikki Knight after the wedding day accident in Crown Point, Ind. that took the life of her good Samaritan husband, “I went from a being a newlywed to a widow in less than 48 hours — the highest high to the lowest low. It’s a blur.”