Dennis and Lorraine Carver were at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on Oct. 1. When shots broke out, Dennis shielded his wife from the bullets. At one point they ran, hand in hand and did not stop until they were to safety.
Dennis Carver and his wife, Lorraine Carver, died in a crash in Riverside, Calif., on Oct. 16, 2017. The couple survived the Route 91 mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Almost one month later, the couple died in a fatal car crash. According to reports,
On the night of Oct. 16, the couple’s younger daughter, 16-year-old Madison Carver, heard a loud bang outside her window. When she ran down the street and rounded the corner, a familiar vehicle engulfed in flames came into view. Dennis, 52, and Lorraine, 53, had died together less than half a mile from their home.
According to the Riverside County Fire Department, their vehicle crashed into a metal gate outside their community at 10:50 p.m. on the 20000 block of Avenida De Arboles. It took firefighters nearly an hour to completely put out the fire, the department said in a statement.
Another report states,
The driver, Dennis Carver, attempted to round a curve in the roadway. Instead, he veered off the eastern edge of the street and crashed the 2010 Mercedes Benz sedan he was driving.
“Vehicle # 1 collided into a metal speaker intercom and two brick pillars where it caught on fire and became fully engulfed,” CHP Officer Mike Lassig said in a news release.
The crash site was at the front gate of a local residence, according to the Riverside County Fire Department, who responded to the scene to put out the fire.
It’s still unclear what may have happened to cause the man to veer off the road.