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
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.

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