A day planned with love and joy turned into a nightmare for the Millers and the Hutchinsons. Families gathered at Folly Beach in Carolina to celebrate the union of the lovebirds.
The day that was supposed to be one of the happiest turned into the saddest when the bride died minutes after leaving her wedding reception with her husband.
In a devastating turn of events, 34-year-old Samantha Miller lost her life just hours after her wedding ceremony.
In Folly Beach, South Carolina, Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, caused a fatal crash when she rear-ended the golf cart carrying her and her boyfriend, Aric Hutchinson, 36, resulting in the tragic death of the bride and injuries to the groom and two other family members.
Sadly, Samantha died at the scene, while Aric suffered serious injuries, including a brain injury and multiple fractures. He underwent two surgeries and has since been released from the hospital to continue his recovery at home.
Samantha’s grieving mother, Lisa Miller, spoke bravely about receiving the heartbreaking news of her daughter’s passing.
Lisa vividly remembers the last time she saw Samantha as they were leaving their wedding reception amidst a beautiful display of sparklers being held by their loved ones.
Shortly after, Lisa heard sirens and felt that something terrible had happened.
In an emotional interview with Fox News, Lisa shared her heartbreak:
“At that point, I said, ‘Something happened to Sam!’ It was like a really bad movie, a really bad Netflix movie. We were running down the road towards all these lights, and we were running and yelling Sam’s name.”
Sam’s father and younger brother were also present during the tragic incident.
Initially, Lisa was informed that they had all been taken to the hospital, prompting her and her other daughter, Mandi Jenkins, to rush there for answers.
However, it was at the hospital that they received the devastating news of Samantha’s untimely passing.
Since then, the driver, Jamie Lee Komoroski, has been charged with three counts of felony driving under the influence resulting in serious bodily injury or death, as well as one count of reckless homicide.
A police report revealed that Komoroski had a blood alcohol content of .261, three times the legal limit in South Carolina.
After the collision, Komoroski told officers, “Suddenly something hit me. I didn’t do anything wrong.”
In response to the charges, the lawyers representing Komoroski issued a statement expressing condolences to the affected families and urging them not to rush to judgment.
They emphasized the importance of allowing justice to discover all the facts in due time.
Samantha Miller’s heartbroken family and friends must deal with the unimaginable loss of a beloved daughter and the painful aftermath of a happy occasion turned tragic.
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