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

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

Marina Morgan, 29, was killed on Monday when the vehicle tipped over while she was honeymooning with her new husband, Robbie Morgan, on idyllic Hamilton Island – ten days after they got 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, with a large sign that read: ‘Marina, will you marry me?’

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

As hundreds of friends and family members congratulated the pair, Ms Hanna wrote: ‘Thank you for such an amazing night, baby. I love you so much can’t wait to be your wife.’

They originally planned to get married on July 24, 2021, but lockdowns and venue capacity limits during the pandemic forced them to change the date to June 11, 2022 – also pushing back the date of their Hamilton Island honeymoon.

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

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

The couple postponed their wedding due to Covid lockdowns, but finally got married on June 11 this year

The couple postponed their wedding due to Covid lockdowns, but finally got married on June 11 this year

The new Mrs Morgan, 29, was killed on the Whitsundays resort island on Monday afternoon.

She was a passenger in a golf buggy, driven by her new husband, when the vehicle ran out of batteries on Whitsunday Boulevard.

They decided to do a U-turn to go back and charge the buggy – however, the vehicle flipped over.

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

Bystanders, including an off-duty firefighter, dentist and doctor, tried for 35 minutes to save her life – but the young woman was in cardiac arrest.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Golf buggies are the main form of transport on the holiday island and can be hired for a small fee with no training required. They are all fitted with seatbelts. 

On July 24 last year – the day they were supposed to get 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 finally got married at Doltone House, at Sydney’s Hyde Park on June 11 – 10 days before the tragedy.

Footage showed the bride and groom sharing their first dance in a room of cheering friends and family.

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

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

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

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

Marina and Robbie Morgan married on June 11 at Doltone House 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, bejeweled white dress and held a bouquet of white roses as she sat in the back of a limousine with Mr Morgan following the ceremony.

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

On Tuesday evening, tributes started pouring in for Mrs Morgan, who was remembered by loved ones as a ‘beautiful soul’.

‘So sad Rest In Peace beautiful lady,’ one friend wrote on Facebook.  

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

‘So so sad just wish god had saved her,’ a third person wrote.

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

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

Limousine service Diamond Wedding Group, which provided the couple with a car for their wedding day, said it was ‘deeply saddened and devastated’ by the news.

‘We would like to pass on our condolences to her family and friends.

‘Robbie, we hope you’re well and we are so sorry for your loss.

‘May she Rest In Peace.’ 

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

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

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

The 29-year-old woman was a passenger in the buggy when it overturned while travelling south on Whitsunday Boulevard at about 4:30pm on Monday (pictured, a buggy on the island)

The 29-year-old woman was a passenger in the buggy when it overturned while travelling south on Whitsunday Boulevard at about 4:30pm on Monday (pictured, a buggy on the island)

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

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

‘A huge congratulations to our best friends Robbie & Marina from Outright Property Solutions & Outright Media Group,’ the post read. 

‘Thank you for an amazing day watching you two love birds finally tie the knot.’

‘We would like to pass on our condolences to her family and friends.

‘Robbie, we hope you’re well and we are so sorry for your loss.

‘May she Rest In Peace.’

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

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

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