Young bride tragically killed hours after her wedding

Just hours after her wedding ceremony, a bride was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Virginia.

Her family, friends, and the community are struggling to make sense of the tragedy.

On Saturday (local time), nurse Danielle Leigh Trevillian, 29, had left her wedding reception to pick up suitcases, when she drove off a curvy road some locals describe as "treacherous”, Rocky Ford Road.

"As [she] was coming out of the curve, she ran off-road right, striking a tree, and veered left back onto the roadway," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said according to WTVR.

"[Ms] Trevillian then went off-road left, striking several trees, and overturned," he added.

Danielle Leigh (left) was 'unbelievably happy' to be engaged and told friends and family how happy her husband to be, Josh Trevillian (right), made her. Source: Facebook/Josh Trevillian/Danielle Leigh

Ms Trevillian died at the scene of the crash.

Investigators report that she was not wearing her seat belt and was partially ejected from the truck.

According to the nurse's obituary, she is survived by her husband, Joshua Trevillian, her daughter, Kinslee, her parents, two sisters, her best friend, and many nieces and nephews.

The fatal accident has left her new husband, family and community in disbelief.

Danielle Leigh (pictured) had just married the love of her life when she was killed in the crash. Source: Facebook/Danielle Leigh/Bennett & Barden Funeral Home

"It was really a tragic accident that happened and it's something I think a lot of us are still trying to grasp," said Candice Gentry, a former coworker of Ms Trevillian's.

"Because it's very tragic, when it happened… right after a wedding... it's just terrible," she added.

When Ms Trevillian became engaged, Ms Gentry learned “how unbelievably happy she was and how happy [Joshua] made her. I was so happy for her."

Others in the community shared their condolences on Powhatan Today Newspaper's Facebook post.

"Danielle was an incredible mother, awesome friend, and volunteered her free time in the elementary school," one person shared.

"She worked countless [PTA] events and gave everything that she had to her community and her family. I was devastated at the news of her passing. Powhatan is a less happy place without her in it," someone responded.

"She had just gotten married that afternoon — what a terrible tragedy. My heart just aches for this sweet family," another shared.

"I'm devastated," another friend of the family wrote.

"I just spoke with her Thursday evening at Walmart. She was so excited. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family," she added.

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