That just makes what happened in Crown Point, Indiana on Saturday night all the more heart wrenching. On the way home from their wedding reception, just before midnight, 49-year-old William Ripley Knight pulled over to help a woman whose car was in a ditch on the side of the road. His new wife Nikki stayed in the car, as he got out to lend a hand; but ended up giving his life.
“One of the first vehicles was coming eastbound and struck both individuals [Knight and the woman he was helping]. A car right behind them … also struck the two, and unfortunately a third vehicle that was eastbound also struck the couple,” said Lake County Sheriff John Buncich.
Knight and the woman were both killed at the scene. Police say alcohol was not a factor.
“Till death” should never come so soon.