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Bride dies in crash hours after wedding
Bride dies in crash hours after wedding

A groom who lost his new bride in a fatal crash on their wedding day may be charged over her death.

Kali Shay Dobson, 25, and Ryan Patrick Quinton, 27, were married in Georgia, in the United States, on Sunday.

Just hours later, after the reception, the Pontiac Firebird Quinton was driving veered off the road and rolled down an embankment.

The new bride was thrown from the car which then landed on top of her. She died at the scene, ABC News in America reports.

Kali was said to be over the moon in the days coming up to her wedding. Photo: Facebook.

A badly injured Mr Quinton flagged down a passing vehicle and was helped by driver Chris Thomas.

"His shirt was all torn up and he was bleeding. He had blood all over his face and blood coming out of his hands and stuff and just looked bad. And it scared me to death," said passing motorist Chris Thomas.

"I said, 'Come here, buddy.' I didn't even know his name, and I held him and I said, 'Let's pray,' and we prayed."

Kali and her husband Ryan, who could be facing charges after her wedding day death. Photo: Facebook.

Police took a blood sample from Quinton and if he is found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol, he could face charges over Dobson's death.

He reportedly told police he had swerved to avoid hitting a dog.

The American ABC reports that the bereaved groom is recovering from his injuries in hospital in Canton, Georgia.

Lisa Cruikshank from Still Pearl Photography says the bride couldn't stop talking about how happy she was on her wedding day. Photo: Still Pearl Photography/Facebook.

Photographer Lisa Cruikshank said she was one of the last people to see the two leave reception at The Wheeler House before the crash occured only minutes away.

"They got into the car, and they said, "We love you all so much," Cruikshank said.

"They thanked us all and we watched them drive off."

The Wheeler House, where the Kali and Ryan held the wedding reception, posted this message to their Facebook page.

"It was a nightmare," Cruikshank said as she recalled the bombardment of text messages she received alerting her about the accident.

"I just thought about how many times she (Dobson) told me this is the happiest day of her life."