A bride was killed Friday after a drunk driver slammed into the newlywed’s golf cart, reports said.
The newlyweds, Samantha Miller and Aric Hutchinson, were in the vehicle when it was rear-ended.
Miller died at the scene while Hutchinson suffered broken bones and a brain injury, a GoFundMe said.
A bride leaving her wedding reception on Friday was killed and her husband was seriously injured after a drunk driver slammed into the newlywed’s golf cart, according to multiple reports.
Samantha Miller, 34, and Aric Hutchinson, 36, were involved in the accident hours after they celebrated their nuptials with friends and family at Folly Beach, in South Carolina, a GoFundMe post by Hutchinson’s mother, Annette, said.
The newlyweds were in the golf cart — decorated with a “just married” sign — with two others when a drunk driver hit the group from behind, Chief Andrew Gilreath, the public safety director for Folly Beach, said, according to CNN.
The cart was thrown over 100 yards and flipped several times, the GoFundMe post said. It was left “quite mangled” and on its side, Gilreath added, according to CNN.
Miller, who was from North Carolina, died of blunt force injuries on the scene, the Charleston County Coroner’s Office said, per CNN. Her new husband suffered several broken bones and a brain injury, his mother said.
“I was handed Aric’s wedding ring in a plastic bag at the hospital, five hours after Sam placed it on his finger and they read each other their vows,” she wrote on GoFundMe. “Aric has lost the love of his life.”
A photo published on the page shows a smiling newlywed couple running under sparklers hours before the crash.
The driver of the other vehicle has since been identified as 25-year-old Jamie Lee Komoroski, Gilreath said, according to CNN and the Associated Press. It is unclear what kind of car she was driving.
Data retrieved from her rental car indicated that she was driving at 65 mph in a 25 mph zone and only briefly hit the brakes before she hit the golf cart, CNN and AP reported.
Komoroski has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide and three counts of driving under the influence and causing great bodily harm, court records show.
Hutchinson’s mother and Charleston County Coroner’s Office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. At the time of writing, the GoFundMe page has received more than $387,000.
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