The Houstonian, the student-run newspaper of Sam Houston State University, confirmed that Bearkats Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler were killed when the helicopter departing their wedding ceremony crashed north of Uvalde.
Will Byler was studying agriculture engineering and Bailee Ackerman Byler was pursuing agricultural communication.
The groom's grandfather William Byler confirmed to 12newsnow.com that the helicopter went down Saturday at their family ranch. His grandson Bill Byler, his new wife and the aircraft's pilot all died.
According to the couple's wedding website, they were to be married Saturday in Uvalde, where the Byler family ranch is located.
Police say that shortly after sunrise Sunday, the accident was located.
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