Groom Dies in Accident Just Hours After Wedding A truly tragic ending to a joyous day By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Sep 19, 2011 11:29 AM CDT 17 comments Comments A truly tragic ending to a joyous day. (?garann) (Newser) – Just hours after celebrating his wedding, Nicholas Hoag was dead. The 25-year-old was the passenger on his brother’s ATV around 11:30pm Saturday night when it crashed into a tree, overturned, and pinned him to the ground. His wedding reception had been held that night at a nearby inn after a church wedding, the Poughkeepsie Journal reports. His 23-year-old brother was driving and has been charged with driving while intoxicated, says a police sergeant, who added, "It appears that alcohol was a factor in the accident." "It's like a living nightmare," says the father of the bride, who is a 22-year-old registered nurse. "She's with us and she's not going anywhere until she's ready," he said. "She's surrounded by friends and family." The two had been together for five years.