Couple killed on the way to their wedding


A couple who were due to be married have been killed on their way to the wedding.

Kathryn Schurtz, 35, and fiancé Joseph Kearney, 42, were driving to their wedding venue in Pittsburgh on Wednesday when a semi-trailer hit them from behind pushing them into another truck killing them, Lehigh Valley Live reports.

The couple’s car went up in flames.

Ms Schurtz will be remembered for her “voracious appetite for reading, love of cooking, and trailblazing new adventures with Joseph”, her obituary in the Star-Ledger read.

Kathryn Schurtz, 35, and her fiancé Joseph Kearney, 42, were driving to their wedding venue in Pittsburgh on Wednesday when a semi-trailer hit them from behind pushing them into another truck killing them. Source: ABC 6

The 35-year-old’s aunt wrote on Facebook, she’ll miss her niece’s “wonderful smile”.

“I shall love you always,” she wrote.

Mr Kearney’s aunt Mary Heinle wrote the family’s lives “changed tragically” on hearing news of the couple’s death.

“Our memories will help carry us through,” she wrote.

“They were truly the brightest shining lights snuffed out way too soon.”

Mr Kearney and Ms Schurtz’s families are mourning their deaths. Source: Joseph Kearney and Kate Schurtz

Ms Schurtz lived in Jersey City, New Jersey, and was head of platform partnerships for Oracle Data Cloud in New York City.

Earlier this month, a newlywed Texas couple died in a helicopter crash just hours after leaving their wedding.

Will Byler and his wife Bailee Ackerman Byler died about an hour and a half after leaving their wedding in Uvalde, Texas, KSAT 12 reported.

The scene of the crash. Source: CBS 6