Newly Wed Killed In Drunk Driving Accident

Police have charged a man with drunk driving after he crashed into a car driven by a Minnesota couple on their honeymoon in New England. The crash killed the bride and seriously injured the groom.

Leah Fonda, 30, was killed in the accident. Her husband Brian Preiss, 30, was hospitalized at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was listed in fair condition Monday.

The driver, Matthew Tsopas, 43, fled after the crash and was found in Dover, where he was hospitalized. He was arrested at the hospital on charges of negligent homicide, felony driving under the influence of alcohol and felony conduct after an accident.

Preiss’s uncle, Chuck Czech, said the couple worked at the theme park at the Mall of America. They were friends for a long time and recently became engaged. They got married on July 12 in Bloomington, a few blocks from the mall, and took off for their road trip shortly after that.

The couple had planned to go to Boston and then on to Niagara Falls, Czech said.

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