Two Sam Houston State University seniors were killed in a helicopter crash Saturday as they left their wedding.

Student newspaper The Houstonian posted to Facebook Sunday to confirm that newlyweds Will Byler Bailee Ackerman Byler were fatally injured in the crash.



KHOU-TV reports that the couple left their wedding at the Byler family ranch in Uvalde (west of San Antonio) aboard a Bell 206B helicopter, the wreckage of which was discovered just north of Uvalde County shortly after dawn Sunday.

KTRK-TV reports that the chopper's pilot, Gerald Green Lawrence, was also killed. The newlyweds had been married for an hour and a half before losing their lives.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation Monday.