Days after their wedding, a Nascar pit crew member and his wife have died at the scene of a fatal crash while on their way to Florida Keys Tuesday night.
William “Rowdy” Harrell, 30, and Blakley, 23, were traveling on US 1 in Lower Matecumbe Key when their car veered over the line into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into a Ford F-250 pickup truck.
The couple was pronounced dead at the scene while the 62-year-old driver of the pickup truck suffered minor injuries.
Two female passengers were critically wounded and airlifted to hospital. Detectives said that all the involved people were wearing seatbelts.
The Concord where Harrell worked as a pit crew member for eight seasons issued a statement following the tragedy.
“Our entire team is absolutely devastated at the loss of Rowdy and Blakley. They were such positive, giving, and passionate people who could not have been a more perfect match.”