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New York police officer saves wedding day after car crash

December 23, 2018
In this photo provided by the Suffolk County Police Department, Suffolk County Police Officer Cody Matthews, center, poses with a family after driving them to Town Hall in the Village of Lake Grove, N.Y., where the couple got married, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. They were on the way to the couple's wedding when their vehicle was involved in an accident. Matthews drove them to their wedding in his police vehicle and served as an official witness. In the back from left are Joseph DeMichele and Officer Cody Matthews. In the front row from left are Jayden Corriche, 10; Gianna DeMichele, 5, and Feliece Terwilliger. (Suffolk County Police Department via AP)

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York couple whose Jeep crashed on the way to their wedding got lucky when a police officer responding to the accident gave them a ride to the ceremony.

And he did more, serving as a witness Saturday at the town hall in Lake Grove on Long Island.

Police say the accident was a result of another vehicle making a sudden U-turn on Montauk Highway in Shirley. There were no injuries.

The couple, Joseph DeMichele (deeh-meeh-CHEL’) and Feliece Terwilliger (feh-LEEHS’ ter-WILL’-ihger), brought along their children, a 10-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl.

They arrived in a police car driven by Officer Cody Matthews, who signed the marriage certificate.

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