The bride’s parents Christopher and Denice, along with her sister, Jennifer, Jennifer’s husband, Neil, and their two young daughters, Katie and Grace, got in the limousine that would take them home after a long day of love, laughter and festivities.
“I remember looking in on the limo and seeing Kate and waving goodbye and she waved goodbye and never thought that was going to be the type of moment where you’re seeing people for the last time,” says the groom David.
The left the wedding in a limousine from Long Island and soon joined the highway.
They weren’t to know that a drunk 24-year-old, Martin Heidgen, was also driving at the same time.
Heidgen, hit the limo head-on, when driving on the wrong side of the road causing a devastating accident.
Martin’s blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit according to police reports.
He was driving at a speed of 70 miles per hour, he had consumed at least 14 drinks and was on the wrong side of the highway for at least two miles, before the catastrophic event happened.