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, 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.”
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.
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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