Fatal Car Accident Shatters Families; Couple Planned Wedding in May.(METROPOLITAN)

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Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

At 54, Ann Williams got a second chance at happiness. She had beaten breast cancer, fallen in love again, planned a May wedding. She and her fiance were supposed to sample wedding cakes last Wednesday evening.

But Miss Williams died Wednesday morning on Route 50 near Bowie when a tire on a large rig blew out and the van went out of control, landing on her Toyota Avalon and killing her instantly.

"I can still feel her kiss right now," said Paul Boran, Miss Williams' fiance. "My life has been shattered."

Mr. Boran and Miss Williams, both divorcees, met through the dating service Web site Match.com, and realized they lived around the corner from each other in a town house development in the Kingstown area of Alexandria.

"We had so much going for us," said Mr. Boran, 60, who had been dating Miss Williams for about 14 months. "We had a lot of happiness ahead of us, and now all of that has been snuffed out."

Miss Williams had an adventurous spirit, Mr. Boran recalled. "She loved to ride on the back of my Harley and drive at midnight in my Mustang convertible with the top down.

"She had beaten breast cancer," added Mr. Boran, a 27-year veteran of the Naval Research Laboratory in the District.

Miss Williams ran the membership services department of the American Health Care Association, an organization that represents state-based long- term health care groups.

On the morning of the crash, Miss Williams was returning from Arnold, Md., where her daughter, Sarah McCleane, 29, had performed in a chorale. …