(NEW YORK POST) – A newlywed couple from Utah was killed in a tragic car crash while on the way to their honeymoon after the new bride apparently dozed off at the wheel, according to reports.
Amy Moffat, 28, and Stephen Graham, 30, had just married about two weeks before the fatal wreck in Washington state about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, The Spokesman-Review reported.
The two — who were wearing their seat belts — died at the scene, cops said.
Officials believe Moffat fell asleep while driving the Ford F150 pickup truck on I-82 about six miles east of the city of Prosser, according to the news outlet.
The vehicle then drifted to the left and Moffat overcorrected, causing the pickup to roll, The Spokesman-Review reported, citing police reports.
The couple was reportedly headed to the town of Whistler in British Columbia for their honeymoon before they were killed.
“This weekend I felt like the luckiest girl in the world,” Moffat posted on her Facebook page on Aug. 13 along with photos of her and Graham’s mountaintop Utah wedding.
“I haven’t had the chance to share a lot of the details of Stephen Graham and my engagement. For a few reasons, Stephen and I decided to be married in an intimate civil ceremony with our immediate families, just beneath the peaks of Utah’s Wasatch mountains,” she wrote in the post.
“Beside a babbling summer creek, Stephen and I, in joyful disbelief, united our lives together and became husband and wife.”
The post went on to say: “I can’t tell you how much I love this man. I’ve never felt more loved, or have been treated more like a queen, than by anyone else in my life. Stephen is more than I could’ve ever asked for in a partner, in a lover, in a best friend.”
“For now our marriage is until death do us part. But soon enough we can go to a temple of God and have our marriage sealed for eternity.”
“Stephen, I feel like the luckiest girl alive. Thank you for each and every crazy, beautiful, and crazy beautiful moment we have shared up until this point. I can’t wait to see what adventures lie ahead of us,” the post read.
Spencer Luczak, a good friend of the couple who was driving behind them Sunday night, said, “Shakespeare couldn’t have written this story,” according to KSTU.
“When the truck went into its first roll, it lifted off the ground and was high enough where both the passenger and I had to look up through the windshield to see the truck above us, and then I slowed down just in time because it landed right in our path,” Luczak said.
“When I got to them, I knew right away they were gone.”