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Georgia bride dies in car crash hours after wedding

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    Kali Shay Dobson, 25, and her husband, Ryan Patrick Quinton, 27, were driving from their reception when their vehicle crashed in Ball Ground, Ga., MDJOnline.com reported. (Still Pearl Photography)

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    Kali Shay Dobson "could not be happier" marrying Ryan Patrick Quinton. (Still Pearl Photography.)

A Georgia woman died in a car crash just a few hours after getting married. 

Kali Shay Dobson, 25, and her husband, Ryan Patrick Quinton, 27, were driving from their reception when their vehicle crashed in Ball Ground, Ga., MDJOnline.com reported. 

Lisa Cruikshank, a photographer for Still Pearl Photography, was one of the last people to see the two leave the reception. Another photographer at the event even helped Dobson tuck her wedding dress into the car, described as a vintage Pontiac Firebird.  

"I just thought about how many times she (Dobson) told me this is the happiest day of her life."

- Lisa Cruikshank

"They got into the car, and they said, "We love you all so much," Cruikshank said. "They thanked us all and we watched them drive off." 

The scene of the crash occurred about two minutes from where the reception was held, Cruikshank said. Dobson, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was trapped under the car when it stopped, Georgia Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Franka Young told MDJOnline.com. 

Quinton was reportedly driving the car and swerved to avoid hitting a dog, MyFoxAtlanta.com reported. Blood was drawn to determine if alcohol was a contributing factor, Young said. "The crash is still under investigation. Charges are pending."

Cruikshank recalled a festive reception. Dobson took a guitar and sang at the reception while Quinton sat calmly watching his new bride take command of the dance floor. Cruikshank returned home that night about a half hour later and saw dozens of text messages on her cell phone alterting her about the crash.

"It was a nightmare," she said. "I just thought about how many times she (Dobson) told me this is the happiest day of her life."

Fox News' Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report

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