Texas couple killed in helicopter crash hours after wedding

Will Byler and his wife Bailee Ackerman Byler. Source Facebook Will Byler

The National Transportation Safety Board reported on Twitter that they're investigating the crash.

The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office said the department received the call at around midnight Saturday about the crash in the northwest part of the county.

The newlyweds were both students at Sam Houston University.

The wedding took place at a family ranch, the groom's grandfather, William Byler, told KTRK.

University newspaper The Houstonian posted "It is with deepest sadness that we announce the tragic passing of two Bearkats Will Byler (Agriculture Engineering senior) and Bailee Ackerman Byler (Agricultural Communication senior) in a helicopter accident departing their wedding".

Authorities located the crashed helicopter around daybreak, according to reports.

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Fox News also reports that family and friends are expressing their condolences on social media.

The helicopter pilot, whose name was not released, also died.

Engagement photos posted on the website show Mr Byler in his cowboy hat embracing Ms Ackerman.

Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman, both 23, were killed after they left their wedding reception in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The San Antonio Fire Department deployed 10 members of its Technical Rescue Team to assist the Federal Aviation Administration with the investigation, but they returned to San Antonio Sunday night. "Will was so adventurous and lived life to the [fullest] every single day and Bailee always went with the flow". "They will be greatly missed by many".

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