Friends Remember Texas Newlyweds Killed in Helicopter Crash: 'They Were the Sweetest People'


by PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.com— Just a few weeks ago, Madi Wagner listened to Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman gush about their upcoming wedding. Now, Wagner is struggling to come to terms with news that the couple reportedly died in a helicopter crash shortly after saying “I do” on Saturday. Wagner, a Texas photographer who captured the couple’s engagement photos, says she got the news on Sunday from a friend that the Bylers, both 23, died in the crash early Sunday morning after flying off in the aircraft following their...

NBC News—Texas newlyweds killed in helicopter crash hours after their wedding. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Uvalde County Sheriff's Office are both investigating the crash site.

PEOPLE.com—Texas Newlyweds Reportedly Killed in Helicopter Crash After Taking Off from Wedding Reception. A newlywed couple, Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler, was killed in a helicopter crash outside of Uvalde, Texas, after flying off after their wedding on Saturday, according to reports. “It is with deepest sadness that we announce the tragic passing of two Bearkats Will Byler (Agriculture Engineering senior) and Bailee Ackerman Byler (Agricultural Communication senior) in a helicopter accident departing their wedding,” The Houstonian — the newspaper of the college that the couple attended, Sam...

charlotteobserver—Helicopter crash kills newlywed Texas couple just hours after they were married. Bailee Ackerman Byler of Orangefield, Texas and William Troy Byler III of Bellville, Texas, and their helicopter pilot, died Saturday just hours after the couple’s wedding in a crash in South Texas.