The couple that was struck while riding their motorcycle in Seabrook on November 5 had just made the final deposit paid to the venue where they would be celebrating their marriage the following week.

Jessica Edom-Zajac and Jeff Zajac, who live in Saugus, Massachusetts, were riding a Harley Davidson south on Route 107 in Seabrook when they were struck by a driver making a left turn into The Brook casino, according to New Hampshire State Police.

Jeff was pronounced dead at the scene, while Jessica was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Jessica's daughter Kaila Lane told WHDH that the couple, who met in Hampton Beach and had an "instant connection", had quietly eloped in August. They were planning a formal ceremony and celebration with friends.

"Their wedding ceremony was planned for Nov 12th, just one week after the accident. Jeff unfortunately passed away during the accident and Jessica is in critical care with a long road to recovery ahead of her. Jessica's family are asking for any support to help on her journey back to a normal life," Lane wrote on a GoFundMe page created to help Jessica.

No charges have been filed in the crash. State Police said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

Witnesses to the crash are asked by State Police to call 603-223-8854.

It's been a tragic year for motorcyclists on New Hampshire highways with over two dozen motorcycle deaths through September 22, according to the state Office of Highway Safety.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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