Newlyweds killed in tragic helicopter crash after their wedding

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A family friend confirmed to KBTX, that Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler were killed when the helicopter departing their wedding crashed north of Uvalde.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it is investigating the crash.

The two were students at Sam Houston State University, according to the student newspaper, which wrote about their deaths on Facebook.

Condolences amassed instead of congratulations on gleeful photos and videos of the ceremony and reception posted on social media.

The Uvalde County Sheriff's Office said the department received the call at around midnight Saturday about the crash in the northwest part of the county.

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According to the couple's wedding website, they were to be married Saturday in Uvalde, where the Byler family ranch is located. "Our hearts hurt now, but we know this is not forever".

Another friend wrote on Instagram: "I have peace in the fact that you left this earth so full of happiness and love".

'Bailee Ackerman Byler of Orangefield and William Troy Byler III of Bellville passed away last night.

A wedding guest captured the happy couple - Ackerman in a white gown and veil and Byler in a tuxedo and cowboy hat - heading toward the doomed chopper through a row of lighted sparklers, ABC13 reported.

In a tragic turn of events, the helicopter crashed about 1:47 a.m. on Sunday, also claiming the life of the aircraft pilot, 76-year-old Gerald Green Lawrence.

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