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Couple's 68-Year Love Story May Have Ended in a Tragic Car Accident, but What Responders Found Inside Was Beautiful


"You don't see that everyday."

An elderly couple that had been married for 68 years died Sunday in a tragic car accident — and authorities say they found them in their vehicle holding hands.

Floyd Nordhagen, 92, and his wife Margaret, 88, died holding hands. (Image source: KTVB-TV)

Floyd Nordhagen, 92, and his wife Margaret, 88, were discovered by Washington State Patrol troopers Sunday after the fatal accident holding onto each other, KTVB-TV in Boise, Idaho reported.

"You don't see that everyday," Trooper Rob Spencer told KTVB.

“I don't know if they were holding hands before he passed, or if she grabbed him afterwards but it doesn't matter,” family friend “Britches” Peden told KTVB. “They would have been holding hands if they could. So that's the way we all want to remember them.”

Floyd Nordhagen, 92, and his wife Margaret, 88, were married for 68 years before they both died. (Image source: KTVB)

According to friends, the two had been deeply in love with each other since they were married nearly seven decades ago.

Floyd had always bragged about how beautiful his wife was, friends told KTVB. When he grew too old to push the lawnmower on his own, Margaret helped him and the two pushed the machine to cut the grass together.

Margaret would help her husband Floyd push the lawnmower after he no longer had the strength to do so alone. (Image source: KTVB)

Police reportedly said the couple died when they were struck by an oncoming truck after accidentally pulling out in front of it as they entered the street.

They had four children, 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.


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