A drunk driver rear-ended the newlyweds, killing the bride on the spot and critically injuring the groom, forever altering their lives.
The tragic occurrence occurred last Friday (April 28)), and in only a few days, the groom’s mother has managed to gather nearly $500,000 to assist pay for the bride’s funeral and medical expenses for the surviving groom and his family.
Tragic images show the joyful couple celebrating their wedding day with friends and relatives just seconds before they were killed in a vehicle accident.
Bride Samantha Miller, 34, was murdered immediately, and husband Aric Hutchinson, 36, was gravely wounded after Jamie Komoroski, 25, reportedly slammed into the golf cart in which they had left their wedding reception.
Annette Hutchinson, Aric’s mother, has subsequently set up a GoFundMe campaign to aid with funeral and hospital expenses.
Aric lost the love of his life when her new daughter-in-law, Samantha ‘Sam’ Hutchinson, passed away by a drunk driver moments after the above picture while leaving her wedding reception on April 28th in Folly Beach, South Carolina, she said on the page. Her son is now in serious condition.
She went on to say that her son-in-law, Benjamin Garrett, and grandson, Brogan Garrett, were escorting the newlyweds from the reception on a golf cart when things went wrong.
They were struck from behind by a drunk driver traveling 65 MPH in a 25 MPH zone, Annette added. The golf cart was tossed over 100 yards and repeatedly rolled.
Aric was in ‘serious state’ while Sam died instantly from her wounds.
The bereaved mom revealed that her son had had two reconstructive operations, multiple fractured bones, and brain damage since then.
As of this writing, a whopping $573,979 has been raised from the modest $100,000 objective.
Since the page’s inception just two days ago, over 14.9k contributions have been made.
Komoroski, who was driving alone in a rental Toyota at the time of the incident, was charged with reckless murder and three counts of felony DUI resulting in serious bodily damage or death.
She is presently being held in the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in court in June.