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Groom Killed Just Hours After His Wedding, Gets Hit By Three Cars

INDIANA - INDIANA- A groom who stopped to help a stranded motorist was killed Saturday night after being hit by three cars just hours after his own wedding ceremony. Nikki Biella and 49-year-old William Riley Knight were driving to a hotel from their wedding reception in Crown Point, Indiana when they saw a car off the road in a ditch.

Knight, an army veteran stopped immediately to offer help. Biella waited in their car, which was parked in a nearby driveway, while knight crossed the street and found 42-year-old Linda Darlington, a grade school teacher and mother of 3, who was stranded.

Knight and Darlington were standing by the side of the road when a car struck the two. They were then hit by a second car, then a third car.  Both Knight and Darlington died from their injuries.

It was unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident, and no charges had been filed as of sunday afternoon, according to the sheriff's office

Knight, who went by his middle name Riley, served as a U.S. Army Ranger in the 82nd Airborne Division for about 12 years, including foreign tours of duty in operation Desert Storm. In addition to his wife, Knight is survived by his 2 daughters, a stepdaughter and a stepson.
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