The friends of an American newlywed who died in a vehicle accident while going out to look at the stars during his New Zealand honeymoon have set up a fundraising page for his sorrowing wife.
Tragically, my best friend, teammate, son, brother, and newlywed Doug Dietz was taken from us too soon this week, the page speaks.
Dietz was killed on Sept. 29 in Martinborough. Police said the 29 -year-old left his hotel around 8 or 9 p. m. to be addressed by the stars, driving along a gravel superhighway that locals described as dangerous and narrow, the New Zealand Herald reports.
His wife, Kathleen, reported him missing after he did not come home by 3 a.m. Later that morning, the couples rental automobile was discovered crashed in a trench. Dietz was not wearing a seatbelt at the moment of its clang, investigates said.
“I wouldn’t miss anybody to have this happen to them, but to be a guest, and a visitor on their honeymoon, it stimulates it even worse, South Wairarapa Mayor Adrienne Staples told the newspaper.
Diitz had just started a new job in Washington , D.C ., and he and his wife were settling in to a new house they bought the beginning of this year in Alexandria, Va ., the GoFundMe page says.
The page also states that Dietz played on a Congressional Softball League team, and that the team would change its name from the Southern Aces to Dougs Southern Aces.
The U.S. embassy reached out to relatives, a spokesperson told the New Zealand Herald.