Couple Married 68 Years Dies In Car Crash Holding Hands
CHATTAROY, Wash.– The entire community of Chattaroy is mourning the deaths of an elderly couple killed Sunday night in a Newport Highway wreck. Floyd Nordhagen, 92, and Margaret (Kathryn) Nordhagen, 88, were holding hands in the wreckage when Washington State Patrol troopers arrived on scene.
“You don’t see that everyday,” said Trooper Rob Spencer. “We actually had to ask her to let go of him, so we could get him out of the car.”
“I don’t know if they were holding hands before he passed, or if she grabbed him afterwards but it doesn’t matter,” added family friend “Britches” Peden. “They would have been holding hands if they could. so that’s the way we all want to remember them.”