A bride died in a car accident in Georgia Sunday while her new husband was driving, and officials said he might face charges.
Ryan Patrick Quinton, 27, and his new wife, Kali Shay Dobson, 25, had just left their wedding when their Pontiac Firebird overturned on a highway in Cherokee County, Ga., according to a statement by the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
Dobson was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car, Franka Young, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Public Safety, told the Cherokee Tribune.
Dobson was pinned under the car when it stopped and pronounced dead when emergency services arrived at the scene after 8:30 p.m., Young said.
Quinton was sent to Northside Hospital, where he had blood drawn so that investigators could determine whether he had been drinking, Young said Monday. “The crash is still under investigation. Charges are pending,” he told the Cherokee Tribune.
Quinton told investigators the accident happened because he swerved to miss a dog that ran into the road, according to the Georgia DPS.
Workers at a company that took photos of Dobson and Quinton’s wedding plastered their Facebook page with pictures of the event and a post read, “It was an honor to know Kali and the time I spent with her will always be cherished.”
Some friends of the couple, including Ashley Gorth, changed their Facebook profile pictures to a wedding portrait of the couple and posted condolences. “She was such a beautiful girl inside and out and I Love Her so much and will miss her dearly,” Gorth wrote.
The Wheeler House, the venue that hosted the wedding, said in a statement, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dobson and Quinton families. May Kali and the love this beautiful couple shared never be forgotten.”