Crash near Clearwater kills newlywed couple

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A second person has died following a crash near Clearwater Saturday.

Courtesy: Rachel Byker Bouma/Facebook

This happened around 6:30 p.m. near 103rd Street West and West 70th Street near Clearwater. Deputies found a silver Ford pickup truck on its side against a tree. Evidence from the scene indicated the driver was heading northbound on 103rd Street West when he lost control, left the road and hit a tree.

The driver, 19-year-old Austin J. Wesson of Clearwater, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, 19-year-old Rebekah C. Bouma of Clearwater, had critical injuries and was transported by EMS to a local hospital where she later died.

We've learned the couple had just gotten married Friday.