NASCAR crew members are in mourning following the tragic death of former crew member, William "Rowdy" Harrell, and his wife, Blakley, just days after their wedding.
Here's what we know so far...
William "Rowdy" Harrell, a pit crew member for Hendrick Motorsports, has been tragically killed with his new wife while on honeymoon together.The NASCAR community, fans, and family of the couple are in shock over the sudden loss.
Harrell, thirty, and his wife Blakley, twenty-three, died on Tuesday night.Which was shockingly just 3 days after their wedding.
"Our entire team is absolutely devastated at the loss of Rowdy and Blakley," Greg Ives, crew chief, said on Wednesday.
"Although he will be greatly missed, his memory will continue to inspire us always. Our prayers are with Rowdy, Blakley, and their wonderful family," Ives added.Ever since the news broke, people have been sharing their condolences to the crew and their family...
@KevinHamlin Awful news. Newlyweds at such a young age. Never met the couple but your heart breaks for everyone ta… https://t.co/fEsbQ4cGIb— Greg Hendricks (@Greg Hendricks)1606345128.0
@KevinHamlin @jeff_gluck Buddy I know it we used get into all kinds of stuff when we were younger just dont seem re… https://t.co/6BIJ23c2PH— Josh Harbin (@Josh Harbin)1606345205.0
@KevinHamlin @jeff_gluck Very sad! Just starting life with each other! Hard to process! Let’s hear some fun stories… https://t.co/gwpyva3Lj9— Pat Pierle (@Pat Pierle)1606347971.0
@KevinHamlin It’s beyond heartbreaking. Rowdy was a special soul. I don’t think I ever saw him when he wasn’t laugh… https://t.co/2dVXApIigg— Kat MacDonald (@Kat MacDonald)1606357762.0
@KevinHamlin This is absolutely horrible. Prayers for his and his wife’s families, and his racing family. ????— Tim Guilliams (@Tim Guilliams)1606359369.0
@KevinHamlin This is beyond words, so sad, just the beginning of their lives together. Sending prayer to both of th… https://t.co/Gwq26jIQxP— Linda Via (@Linda Via)1606360415.0
@KevinHamlin So extremely heartbreaking. To hear about your friend and teammate. Prayers to your whole team.— Darrald Carey (@Darrald Carey)1606364433.0
@KevinHamlin So sorry for all the families, friends, and loved ones. Gone way too soon! They left a Mark on everyone’s heart that knew them.— Darlenemerrill58 (@Darlenemerrill58)1606448305.0
@KevinHamlin My heart is broken for their families and their race family. Be strong for each other. Love and prayer… https://t.co/munmb3Xwxu— PK Schultz (@PK Schultz)1606623476.0
"Rowdy was everything that made the 88 team, the 88 team," Bowman wrote on Twitter Wednesday.
"The biggest personality and the best person. He was the happiest person you’d ever meet, and that was only reinforced by his wife Blakley. Rip to an absolute legend. You’ll be missed every single day brother."
Rowdy was everything that made the 88 team, the 88 team. The biggest personality and the best person. He was the ha… https://t.co/XcJFgdiws0— Alex Bowman (@Alex Bowman)1606344124.0