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Hamilton Island: Husband to accidentally killed his new bride in freak golf buggy accident

Newlyweds who celebrated their wedding just ten days before the bride died in a freak golf cart accident on their honeymoon have postponed the wedding for a year due to Covid lockdowns.

Marina Morgan, 29, was killed Monday when the vehicle overturned while honeymooning with her new husband, Robbie Morgan, on idyllic Hamilton Island – ten days after they were married.

Mr Morgan, a real estate agent, asked the young woman to be his wife at a lavish dinner in Sydney in June 2019, surrounded by candles and rose petals, holding a large sign that read: ‘Marina, will you come with me? Marry?’

He was so excited that he posted a photo of the happy couple on Facebook, with the caption: ‘Great evening! She said yes!’

As hundreds of friends and relatives congratulated the couple, Mrs. Hanna wrote: ‘Thank you for such a wonderful evening, dear. I love you so much I can’t wait to be your wife.’

They had originally planned to get married on July 24, 2021, but due to the lockdown and the venue’s capacity limits during the pandemic, they had to change the date to June 11, 2022 – thus also pushing the date of their honeymoon on Hamilton Island.

Unbeknownst to them, the change of plans was a life or death decision.

Robbie Morgan proposed to Marina Hanna at a Sydney location with rose petals and candles (pictured)

Robbie Morgan proposed to Marina Hanna at a Sydney location with rose petals and candles (pictured)

The couple postponed their wedding due to Covid lockdowns, but ended up getting married on June 11 this year

The couple postponed their wedding due to Covid lockdowns, but ended up getting married on June 11 this year

The new Mrs Morgan, 29, was murdered Monday afternoon on the holiday island of Whitsundays.

She was a passenger in a golf cart driven by her new husband when the vehicle’s battery on Whitsunday Boulevard ran out.

They decided to make a U-turn to go back and charge the buggy – however, the vehicle overturned.

Mrs Morgan, who was not wearing a seat belt, fell out of the vehicle and onto the road.

Bystanders, including an off-duty firefighter, a dentist and a doctor, spent 35 minutes trying to save her life, but the young woman went into cardiac arrest.

A helicopter was originally called from nearby Townsville to take her to hospital, but was withdrawn when experts realized the severity of her injuries.

Days after the wedding, the bride (pictured) died in a freak accident with a golf cart during her honeymoon

Days after the wedding, the bride (pictured) died in a freak accident with a golf cart during her honeymoon

In a Facebook comment after they announced their engagement, Ms Morgan said: 'Thank you for such a great night, honey!  I can't wait to be your wife'

In a Facebook comment after they announced their engagement, Ms Morgan said: ‘Thank you for such a great night, honey! I can’t wait to be your wife’

The young woman died on the spot – in front of her husband, who was physically unharmed.

Police said alcohol was not a factor and described the tragedy as an ‘accident’.

Golf buggies are the main mode of transport on the holiday island and can be rented without training for a small fee. They are all fitted with seat belts.

On July 24 last year – the day they were to be married – a friend wrote a comment on Mr. Morgan’s Facebook page: ‘Thinking of you and Marina today. It should have been your very special day.’

The couple eventually married on June 11 at St Mary & St Merkorious Coptic Orthodox Church in Rhodes, Sydney’s northwest, ten days before the tragedy.

Footage showed the bride and groom sharing their first dance in a room with cheering friends and family during the reception at Doltone House, in Sydney’s Hyde Park.

The couple was supposed to get married in July 2021, but was forced to postpone the wedding.  Pictured: A Facebook post on their original wedding day

The couple was supposed to get married in July 2021, but was forced to postpone the wedding. Pictured: A Facebook post on their original wedding day

Marina and Robbie Morgan were married on June 11 at Doltone House in Sydney, surrounded by loved ones

The new bride was killed in a tragic golf buggy accident on Monday

Marina and Robbie Morgan were married on June 11 at St Mary & St Merkorious Coptic Orthodox Church in Sydney, surrounded by loved ones

Mrs. Morgan’s brother shared a series of happy snaps from the big day, including a photo of him with Mr. Morgan – “welcome to the family, brother,” he wrote.

The blushing bride wore a long white jeweled dress and held a bouquet of white roses as she sat in the back of a limousine with Mr. Morgan after the ceremony.

Two weeks before the wedding, Mr. Morgan and his brothers celebrated their mother’s 50th birthday.

On Tuesday evening, tributes began to pour in for Ms Morgan, who was remembered by loved ones as a “beautiful soul.”

“So sad Rest in peace beautiful lady,” a friend wrote on Facebook.

Another said: ‘May God rest your beautiful soul Marina’.

“So sad, I wish God saved her,” wrote a third person.

In a touching post on social media, Marina's brother welcomes Robbie Morgan to his family (pictured)

In a touching post on social media, Marina’s brother welcomes Robbie Morgan to his family (pictured)

Diamond Wedding Group limousine service, which provided the couple with a car for their wedding day, said they were “deeply saddened and devastated” by the news.

“We would like to express our condolences to her family and friends.

“Robbie, we hope you are well and we are sorry for your loss.

“May she rest in peace.”

The couple both worked at the property, with Mr Morgan running a home renovation construction company while his wife ran a media company specializing in real estate marketing.

Mr Morgan opened Outright Property Solutions in early 2020 before his new wife set up her complementary company, Outright Media Group, last December.

Employees of a Castle Hill real estate agent were among their many friends who shared photos of the couple’s special day online.

The 29-year-old woman was a passenger in the buggy as it drove south on Whitsunday Boulevard about 4:30 p.m. Monday (pictured, a buggy on the island)

The 29-year-old woman was a passenger in the buggy as it drove south on Whitsunday Boulevard about 4:30 p.m. Monday (pictured, a buggy on the island)

The buggy is said to have made a U-turn at an intersection near Coral Sea Avenue on Queensland's Whitsunday Island (photo, an aerial view of the holiday island)

The buggy is said to have made a U-turn at an intersection near Coral Sea Avenue on Queensland’s Whitsunday Island (photo, an aerial view of the holiday island)

“A big congratulations to our dear friends Robbie & Marina from Outright Property Solutions & Outright Media Group,” read the message.

“Thanks for a wonderful day watching you two lovebirds finally tie the knot.”

“We would like to express our condolences to her family and friends.

“Robbie, we hope you are well and we are sorry for your loss.

“May she rest in peace.”

The couple both worked at the property, with Mr Morgan running a home renovation construction company while his wife ran a media company specializing in real estate marketing.

Mr Morgan opened Outright Property Solutions in early 2020 before his wife set up her complementary company, Outright Media Group, last December.

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