Helicopter crash kills couple on wedding day

Pauline Gross
November 5, 2018

Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler were killed hours after their wedding when the helicopter they left the reception in crashed near Uvalde, Texas.

Bailee Ackerman and William Byler were married Saturday, before being whisked off to a ranch near Uvalde, Tex.

The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office has not yet confirmed how many people died in the crash.

According to the Sam Houston State University rodeo team Facebook page, both Will and Bailee were members of the team. "We ask that you keep the families in your thoughts and prayers", said a tweet from the school paper.

According to the couple's wedding website, they were to be married Saturday in Uvalde, where the Byler family ranch is located.

The pilot, who Smith identified as a man named Jerry, was also killed.

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Ackerman announced the engagement on Facebook on December 29, 2017, with a photo of the pair beaming, and Ackerman holding up her left hand to show off her ring.

And friend Madi Wagner said she took comfort that the couple's last day alive was spent celebrating with their loved ones, adding: 'I believe it was truly the best day of their lives'.

The DPS and the Federal Aviation Administration were investigating.

"I love them both so dearly and they will always be so special to me", Ellis said. "One day we will all see their smiles and dimples again".

Authorities reportedly discovered the wreckage shortly after sunrise on Sunday, CBS News reported.

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