Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Couple who survived Las Vegas massacre die weeks later in car accident

A couple who cheated death at the Las Vegas shooting have died in a car crash.When gunfire erupted in Las Vegas earlier this month, Dennis Carver shielded his wife, Lorraine, from the bullets and guided her to safety, even as others were shot around them.

"We are safe," Lorraine (Lora) Carver wrote on Facebook that night, "prayers for us all."

In the wake of the Vegas shooting, one of Carvers' daughters, Brooke Carver, wrote on Facebook that her
"parents were both at the Route 91 music festival tonight and were standing directly where shots were being fired. A poor man right next to my dad was shot in the leg, that's how close they were."

Then, just two weeks later, tragedy struck the Carver family.

According to ABC News,Lorraine and Dennis were killed in an accident when their car careened off the road and struck a cinder block column, ripping off the rear axle and rupturing the gas tank, according to Officer William Strom of the California Highway Patrol, which is overseeing the investigation.

The car then spun and went head on into another cinder block column, after which it rolled and burst into flames, Strom said. The Carvers were the only people in the car and the cause of the crash was unknown.

In a part of the Facebook post that was addressed to her parents, Brooke Carver wrote that she and her sister "love you more than anything.

"Thank you for giving us the blessed lives we live, and thank you for teaching us everything we need for the rest of our lives in 16 and 20 short years," she wrote. "Everything was always a lesson with you Dad, and now I know why. Mom, you always made everything a party, and we couldn't be more grateful to have all those memories. We love you, and can't wait to see you again."

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