An Illinois bride died just minutes after saying “I do” to the love of her life when the motorcycle she and her groom were riding to their reception crashed, family said.
Jana Miles-Burnett exchanged vows with William Burnett, 31, in a city park in Buckner, Illinois about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The couple had met through friends and decided to wed after a whirl-wind romance, family told Inside Edition.
After being pronounced husband and wife, the couple hopped on Burnett’s motorcycle and waved on family to start a procession to the reception, Smillie’s husband, Khole Smillie said.
“They went to do the procession and It was during the procession that a deer ran onto the road and into the newlyweds’ lane, causing a crash that threw Miles-Burnett, 40, to the ground.
“There were three or four motorcycles together and William tried to swerve and did everything he could. It (the deer) had turned around and darted right at the bike.