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Man is now home from hospital just days after his bride was killed on their wedding day

Man is now home from hospital just days after his bride was killed on their wedding day

Aric Hutchinson was involved in a crash hours after marrying Samantha Miller

The man who lost his wife just hours after getting married has finally gone home.

It was supposed to be the happiest of his life, but Aric Hutchinson's wedding day ended in tragedy when his wife, Samantha Miller, was killed in a car crash on 28 April.

The 34-year-old suffered blunt force trauma as a result of the collision and died at the scene. She was still wearing her wedding dress at the time.

Mr Hutchinson suffered multiple broken bones in his legs and spine, as well as a bleed on the brain.

But now, after a couple of weeks in the hospital, the 36-year-old has finally been able to return home to his family.

In an update to the couple's GoFundMe page on 8 May, Mr Hutchinson's mum said: "From the accident Aric received multiple injuries including two broken legs, one which had to be surgically repaired.

Samantha and Aric celebrated their wedding in South Carolina.

"Broken bones in his face which also had to be surgically repaired. Broken vertebrae’s in his back, brain bleeds, and numerous cuts with stitches.

"He is physically recovering at home while trying to come to terms with the loss of his beautiful wife.

"Now he is doing the unimaginable of planning Sam’s funeral along with her family."

Jamie Lee Komoroski, who was allegedly drunk while behind the wheel, has since been charged with one count of reckless homicide and three counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily harm.

The 25-year-old was allegedly driving a rented Toyota Camry at 65mph in a 25mph zone when she rear-ended the golf cart that was carrying the newlyweds at Folley Beach, South Carolina.

Folly Beach Public Safety Department Director Andrew Gilreath said the golf cart the bride and groom were driving had lights, and was legal to drive at night.

Komoroski has been charged.
Charleston Sheriff Office

Following Komoroski's arrest, she hired lawyers Nathan S. Williams and Christopher S. Gramiccioni to defend her.

In a statement to the Post & Courier, the lawyers said: “We cannot fathom what the families are going through and offer our deepest sympathies.

“We simply ask that there not be a rush to judgement. Our court system is founded upon principles of justice and mercy and that is where all facts will come to light.”

In a heartbreaking interview, Samantha's mother, Lisa Miller, revealed the final words of the bride before she was tragically killed.

Speaking to WCIV, Lisa said: "On the beginning of the golf car ride, [Samantha] said, 'I wish this night could go on forever'.

"The best night of her life," the devastated mum added.

Featured Image Credit: GoFundMe

Topics: US News