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Couple Who Survived Vegas Shooting Die Two Weeks Later

A couple who survived last month's Las Vegas shooting tragically died together just one month later.

Dennis and Lorraine Carver were in the audience at the Route 91 country music festival when Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowds, killing 59 and injuring more than 500 people.

According to the Carver's eldest daughter Brooke, her father had thrown himself on top of his wife to shield her from the spray of bullets, essentially saving both of their lives.

But just two weeks later, the 52-year-olds died in a car accident when the vehicle they were travelling in crashed into a metal gate and burst into flames less than a kilometre from their home.

"After the shooting, they heard from all of the people they cared about most," Brooke told The Las Vegas Review Journal. "The last two weeks of their lives were really just spent living in the moment.

"We were so relieved when they got out of the shooting alive. But I also think we've been given little pieces of them that we would've never gotten if the shooting hadn't happened right before they died.

"I swear they were more in love those two weeks than the last 20 years. It's almost as if they're frozen in time."

Madison Carver, the couple's 16-year-old daughter, was home at the time of the crash and looked out of the window to see her family car in flames.

"We've found some peace in knowing that our parents just loved each other so much that they had to go at the same time," she said. 

"They couldn't live without each other."

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