Tragic Bride dies in motorcycle crash on her way to wedding reception

After Jana and William were pronounced man and wife, the couple got on the groom's motorcycle and started a procession which was supposed to lead the family to the reception

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Jana Miles-Burnett and William Burnett

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A bride in Illinois USA died in a motorcycle crash minutes after saying "I do" to her husband.

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Jana Miles before her death

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40-yr-old Jana Miles-Burnett and 31-yr-old William Burnett were riding together in a motorcycle on the way to their reception shortly after exchanging marital vows in a city park in Buckner, Illinois about 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

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The couple got married after few months of dating.

Speaking on her death, the bride's daughter 22-yr-old Sarah Smillie said her mum and her new step-dad knew they were meant to be together.

"There wasn't a time that I had seen her happier. If they were together, she was smiling," Smallie told CNN's Inside Edition.

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After Jana and William were pronounced man and wife, the couple got on the groom's motorcycle and started a procession which was supposed to lead the family to the reception.

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The crash occurred when a deer ran onto the road and into the newlyweds' lane, causing a crash that threw the bride to the ground.

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She was rushed to the hospital almost immediately but was certified dead an hour after she was admitted in her wedding gown.

William suffered minor injuries in the motorcycle crash.

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