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Dan Sanders was the husband of Nikki Sullivan. In 1999, Dan and Nikki were involved in a car accident, in which Dan accidentally knocked down Steven Banks, who was killed. Dan was sent down for dangerous driving, but was released later that year. In March 2000, Dan and Nikki went to visit the Banks family to apologise, but Dan was nearly beaten up by Steven's son Justin, who, as well as Steven's wife Linda, refused to ever forgive Dan and Nikki, and asked for them to never call around again. Dan and Nikki got engaged and decided to have a secret wedding whilst on a ski trip. The wedding was revealed and Nikki and Dan invited all their friends. However, Nikki's ex-boyfriend, Sam Smallwood, tried to convince Nikki not to marry Dan. Nikki ignored Sam and she and Dan got married. However, afterwards, Nikki realised she had made a mistake, and a devastated Dan skied off. Nikki was unable to catch up, so Sam went after him. However, when Sam caught up with Dan, a fight ensued, which resulted in Dan taking a fall down a ski slope. Sam raised the alarm but the rescue teams failed to retrieve a body. However, Nikki found Dan's belongings missing, and realised that he had left without saying goodbye to her, or any of their friends.