A newlywed bride has died and her new husband is in critical condition after a drunk driver crashed into a golf cart they were riding in after their wedding reception.
Samantha Miller, 34, and Aric Hutchinson, 36, were celebrating their wedding in Folly Beach, South Carolina, on Friday. They and two others left their wedding reception in a golf cart and were allegedly rear-ended by a speeding drunk driver.
The force of the impact caused the golf cart to fall and roll several times over 100 yards. Mrs. Hutchinson died at the scene.
The driver, Jamie Komoroski, 25, was allegedly driving 65 mph in a 25 mph zone and was intoxicated when she struck the couple.
She was arrested and charged with three counts of DUI involving serious bodily injury or death, as well as manslaughter, according to WYFF4, citing the Charleston County Detention Center.
Annette Hutchinson, Aric’s mother, created a GoFundMe page to cover her son’s medical expenses. She is currently in critical condition following the shipwreck.
According to the page, he has already undergone reconstructive surgery and another is planned. She suffered numerous broken bones, as well as a brain injury.
Mr. Hutchinson’s brother-in-law, Ben Garrett, and his nephew Brogan were riding in the car with the couple during the accident and also suffered serious injuries. Brogan was released from the hospital on Sunday and is recovering from his injuries, according to GoFundMe.
The fundraiser has already raised over $150,000.
“Aric’s wedding ring was delivered to me in a plastic bag at the hospital, five hours after Sam put it on his finger and his vows were read,” Hutchinson’s mother wrote at the fundraiser. “Aric has lost the love of his life.”
Andrew Gilreath, director of the Folly Beach Department of Public Safety, said the golf cart the couple was driving was legal to be on the road at night, according to the court. daily mail.