A husband and wife who survived the deadly Las Vegas shooting massacre on October 1 died in a car accident two weeks later.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Dennis Carver and Lorraine Carver died together in a fiery car crash on October 16 at their home in Riverside County, California. They had also lived part-time in Henderson, Nevada.
According to the report, the Carvers crashed into a metal gate outside of their residential community, causing the car to burst into flames. Their 16-year-old daughter reportedly heard a bang and ran outside to see her parents’ burning car down the street. Emergency responders reportedly took nearly an hour to put out the flames.
On Sunday, October 1, Dennis 52, and Lorraine, 53, were attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival when Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd from his 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Dennis reportedly threw himself on top of his wife, shielding her from bullets as the couple ran from the gunfire to safety.
“That’s just the kind of love they had for each other,” Brooke Carver, one of their two daughters, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“Their love was selfless.”
She also said that her parents appeared to have taken on even more of an appreciation of their life and love after surviving the shooting.
“After the shooting, they heard from all of the people they cared about most. They were so happy,” Brooke Carver told the newspaper.
“The last two weeks of their lives were really just spent living in the moment.”
The Las Vegas Journal-Review report did not provide further specifics on the cause of the fatal accident.
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