Mother and son search for newlyweds who aided son after car accident

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MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A Monroe County mother is looking for the nurse who pulled over on her wedding night​ to help her son when he crashed his car.

The nurse was still in her wedding dress when she came to his aid! They’re hoping to track her down so they can thank her.

Around 11:30 Friday night, 18-year-old Canyon Reeves was driving home from work in the rain. When he came around a turn on Upper Lakeview Drive near Turkey Ridge Road, Middle Smithfield Township, he lost control of the car and crashed.

“I ended up skidding off the road and hitting it into a tree. It was pretty scary,” Reeves said.

Just minutes after the impact he spotted another car coming and he waved it down.

“It was a young couple and their two friends who were just coming off of a wedding,” Reeves said. “The bride, she said she was a nurse and she checked out my arms and my chest, made sure everything was okay, like I didn’t have any broken bones or whatever and made sure I didn’t have a concussion or anything.”

He says the bride held up her wedding dress to keep it from touching the road while they called 911 and kept him calm until his brothers arrived. Still in shock, Canyon wasn’t able to get their information before they left.

“I really just want them to know how grateful I am for them stopping and helping me out and making sure I was okay. It means a lot to me that they would do that on their wedding night. I’m also very sorry that they had to do that on their wedding night,” Reeves said.

Canyon’s mother, Kelli Reeves, says she’s touched by the kindness the strangers showed her son. She posted on Facebook hoping to track them down, so she can thank them herself.

“It was such a nice thing to know that there are people like that around. I’m really thankful that they chose to stop and help him and reassure him and check him out and be there for him when nobody from our family was there yet,” Kelli said.

Eyewitness News is reaching out to wedding venues in the area asking if they hosted any weddings on Friday and if the bride happened to be a nurse. If you know who this mysterious bride might be, send us an email at

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