A tragic accident in Columbus County, North Carolina claimed the lives of three members of a wedding party, including the groom just an hour before his expected wedding ceremony. Brandon Tedder, Brandon Lee Mintz and Daniel Sykes were all pronounced dead on the scene. Tedder was scheduled to get married less than an hour after the accident happened and Mintx and Sykes were members of the wedding party.
Most disturbing, police officers found empty beer bottles in the car that hit and killed these three young men. Officers are now investigating whether alcohol contributed to the accident.
What a tragedy to lose these three young lives, particularly as Tedder was just about to embark on a wonderful, new chapter in his life. Accidents like these are never good news to report and this one is even more heart-breaking given the timing.