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Mum of bride who was killed on her wedding day hits out at 'drunk driver'

Callum Jones

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Mum of bride who was killed on her wedding day hits out at 'drunk driver'

Featured Image Credit: Fox News Digital / GoFundMe

The mum of a bride who was killed on her wedding day has hit out at the 'drunk driver' allegedly involved in the fatal crash.

Samantha Miller, 34, was killed as Jamie Komoroski, 25, allegedly crashed into the golf cart she and her husband left their wedding reception in.

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Aric Hutchinson, 36, who she married just hours earlier on 28 April, sustained a brain injury and several broken bones.

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He has since undergone two surgeries, but has now been released from hospital and started the ‘unimaginable’ task of planning his wife’s funeral.

Aric's brother-in-law Ben Garrett and nephew Brogan were also injured in the accident.

Komoroski is said to have slammed her car into the back of the couple’s golf cart, causing it to roll over several times before coming to a stop 100 yards away.

According to an incident report, Komoroski was speeding at 65mph in a 25mph zone behind the wheel of a rented Toyota Camry, and under the influence when the tragedy occurred at Folly Beach, South Carolina.

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More than $700,000 has since been raised on GoFundMe to help pay for the funeral and and medical costs.

The tragic crash happened just minutes after this picture was taken. Credit: GoFundMe
The tragic crash happened just minutes after this picture was taken. Credit: GoFundMe

Lisa Miller - Samantha's mum - has since spoken out about the horrific incident.

"It wasn't an accident. This person chose to drink, get behind the wheel, and plow down my daughter," Lisa told Fox News.

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"This is a conscious choice that a young lady made."

Komoroski was arrested and charged with three counts of DUI involving death or serious bodily injury and reckless homicide.

Lisa recalled the horrifying moment Samantha's dad had to identify his daughter: "Then I got the call from Sam's dad that said, 'Sam isn't at the hospital. She's still here. She got killed, and I just identified her'," an emotional Lisa said.

Lisa Miller has been speaking about losing her daughter. Credit: Fox News Digital
Lisa Miller has been speaking about losing her daughter. Credit: Fox News Digital
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Lisa said that Samantha and Aric were having the perfect wedding until the fatal crash, with heartbreaking pictures just moments before the tragedy being released by the family.

"Aric and Sam are definitely soulmates," the devastated mum said.

"Their hearts were very much alike. They both loved incredibly."

The interview comes after Lisa revealed the heartbreaking final words her daughter said to her before her tragic death.

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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 grieving mum concluded.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

Topics: Wedding, Real Life, Life, News

Callum Jones
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