Bride Samantha Miller, 34, was killed in the accident, who was still in her wedding dress, while groom Aric Hutchinson is in serious condition and “has had one of two reconstruction surgeries, numerous broken bones, and a brain injury,” according to a GoFundMe page created by Aric’s mother, Annette Hutchinson.
A Heartbreaking Night For Samantha Miller And Aric Hutchinson
Samantha Miller and Aric Hutchinson are newlyweds. But just minutes after they left their South Carolina wedding celebration when a golf cart they were riding in was struck by an allegedly intoxicated driver. Samantha Miller, the bride, was dead on the spot. While her groom, Aric Hutchinson was in critical condition. He has numerous broken bones and brain injury. According to a GoFundMe website set up by the groom’s mother, Annette Hutchinson, the golf cart was tossed more than 100 yards and repeatedly rolled.
Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, who has claimed to have been driving when her car struck Samantha Miller and Aric Hutchinson’s golf cart. Komoroski was allegedly drove a car while his blood alcohol content was three times the legal limit. Police asked Komoroski to perform the sobriety test but she refused and nearly fell down, authorities said. Several witnesses reportedly described her as “dazed and confused.”
Komoroski has been charged with three charges of felony DUI causing serious bodily harm and one case of reckless homicide. She hired both high-profile attorneys, Atty. Nathan S. Williams and Atty. Christoper S. Gramiccioni to represent her in court, according to FOX News. The lawyers of Komoroski advised people not to “rush to judgement.” Komoroski filed for bail but was denied, and she is expected to be remanded in jail until her trial.
Samantha Miller’s Groom Update
A distraught South Carolina groom, Aric Hutchinson, is opening up about how his wedding night, which started out as a fairytale love story but ended in tragedy when his wife was slain only moments after leaving their reception on a golf cart, left him and his family in pieces. In an emotional segment that aired on Good Morning America, he spoke out for the first time about the unfathomable tragedy and recalled the last words of Samantha Miller.
Hutchinson recalled that his wife had expressed a desire for the night to never end as the final word she had spoken.