The United States Marine who was killed in a brutal motorcycle crash in Mission Valley a couple of days ago had just gotten married to his high school sweetheart, just 10 days before the accident.
“He has a big heart and [is] very independent. Love for his family, if he had his mind set on something, he had his mind on it,” said Kaytlin Laughman, wife of Lance Corporal Brandon Laughman, 20, in a phone interview with NBC 7 Friday.
The happy couple had just wed in Urbana, Ohio, where Laughman was born and raised. Several days after marrying his high school sweetheart, he returned to active duty in San Diego.
His wife said they’ve been planning for her to move to San Diego and join her husband. They had been apartment hunting and getting ready to start a family.
On Monday evening, however, the 20-year-old Marine died after crashing his motorcycle eastbound on Friars Road near Mission Center. The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said Laughman was thrown from his motorcycle and the impact was fatal.