BALL GROUND, GA (WSB/CNN) - Just 24 hours after celebrating a wedding, a family will now have to plan a funeral.
A single bouquet now sits where Ryan Quinton and Kali Dobson's marriage ended just hours after it began.
"I couldn't even see her. She was invisible," said Chris Thomas, who found the accident in Cherokee County, GA. "I'm thankful I didn't see anything other than the car."
The Georgia State Patrol says Dobson and her husband, Quinton, had just left their wedding reception at the nearby Wheeler House when their sports car veered off Ballground Highway and rolled down a steep embankment, trapping Dobson underneath. Thomas told us he saw Quinton stumbling along the side of the road and called 911.
"He was shaken up. He wasn't making a whole lot of sense. He was hysterical," Thomas said.
Quinton lead Thomas to the wreck, and then collapsed.
"I said, 'Come here, buddy.' I didn't even know his name. And I just, I held him, and I said, 'let's pray,' and we prayed."
Thomas said the hardest part for him was seeing the wedding party show up and learning the bride had been killed.
"They still had their bridesmaid's gowns on, and you know, and they were all dressed up for a party."
Those who knew the young couple are still coming to terms with the tragedy.
"I can't imagine. I'd never want to imagine that."
George State Police said Quinton told investigators he had swerved to avoid hitting a dog in the road. Neighbor Judy Rich Williams hopes the family can find comfort.
"I know that they are a very strong family. I know they have a lot of faith, and I think they'll pull right through it, because they know their daughter," she said.
Quinton is recovering from his injuries. George State Police said any charges will depend on the results of a blood test.
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