Just hours before saying their vows and “I do’s”, Kate Quiligan, from Thomasgate, in Limerick, lost her groom-to-be in a fatal crash that killed him instantly, just hours before the two was supposed to tie the knot.
Myles Harty, 20, was sitting in a passenger seat when the car, which was being driven by a teenager, slammed into a pole and killed him on the Askeaton to Rathkeale Road in Ireland last week.
Instead of a wedding reception, friends and families prepared for a funeral in the church where the two were supposed to get married, releasing balloons to honor Myles’ memory, Daily Record reported.
“I’ll always be your lady and you will always be my man,” Kate said in a tribute she wrote for Myles. “You used to always sing this to me… nothing compares to the love I have for you. My heart is gone to heaven with you.”
In a Facebook post, Kate posted, “This can’t be real. I can hear your voice going over and over in my head but I can’t see you or touch you, never can I kiss you or hug you or tell you how much I love you.”
A video was also uploaded where it showed Kate wearing her dress and holding her wedding bouquet together with her parents. Kate’s dad said to the camera, “Myles this is all Kate wanted her whole life, Miley Harty. She got dressed and she is going into you one last time.” He went on and said “Miley, I will never forget you, you are the boss,” then leans to kiss his daughter.
After the funeral, Kate posted on social media and said, “I love you forever and a day, it’s never goodbye just a see you later. Can’t wait for a big hug and kiss from you.”
The teenager who was believed to be driving the car was arrested on suspicion of committing an offense under the Road Traffic Act and has since been released without charge.
Police investigating have asked for witnesses and any footage from the crash.