updated 9/13/2009 5:45:56 AM ET 2009-09-13T09:45:56

A North Carolina groom on his way to breakfast with his groomsmen hours before his wedding has been killed after the car he was riding in was hit by another vehicle.

Authorities tell WRAL-TV that 28-year-old Christopher Raynor was ejected from the vehicle Saturday when another car slammed into it after running a red light in Raleigh.

Father Salvatore Busichio says he was to marry Raynor to Karen Taylor at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church.

Busichio says he told guests about the wreck and the wedding turned into a memorial service for Raynor.

Busichio says the bride also spoke, saying she will always love Raynor.

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