Samantha Miller, a 34 year old bride leaving her wedding reception was killed when Jamie Lee Komoroski, a woman driving under the influence and well over twice the speed limit slammed into the back of a golf cart on a South Carolina beach road, authorities said.
The incident occurred near Charleston, South Carolina, at Folly Beach on Friday night.
Folly Beach Police Department said Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, was driving at 65 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone when she crashed into the back of a golf cart.
The golf cart was carrying four people — including the new bride and groom.
The bride, 34-year-old Samantha Miller of Charlotte, North Carolina, died from the crash.
The groom’s mother created a Go Fund Me Page to pay for her daughter-in-law’s funeral and her son’s medical bills. It included a photo of the newlyweds running under sparklers just before the crash.
It also had a photo of groom Aric Hutchinson in the hospital, where he was recovering from a brain injury and numerous broken bones after the golf cart rolled over several times and was thrown 100 yards (91 meters).
At the hospital, Annette Hutchinson wrote that she was handed a bag with her son’s wedding band five hours after his now-dead wife put it on his finger.
Komoroski was arrested on three counts of felony DUI and one count of reckless homicide. FBPD has not released the results of her blood alcohol concentration test.
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