Helicopter crash kills two Sam Houston State newlyweds

UVALDE COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) - A helicopter crash claimed the lives of two newlyweds on Saturday.

A family friend confirmed to KBTX, that Will Byler and Bailee Ackerman Byler were killed when the helicopter departing their wedding crashed north of Uvalde.

According to the Sam Houston State University rodeo team Facebook page, both Will and Bailee were members of the team.

According to KENS5 in San Antonio, Uvalde Police received a call from an aviation monitoring center around midnight Saturday notifying them of a possible down aircraft north of Uvalde County.

Several agencies aided police in their search for the aircraft, which police say was found shortly after sunrise Sunday.

DPS and the Federal Aviation Administration continue to investigate the scene.