Samantha Miller and Aric Hutchinson got married on a beach in Folly Beach, South Carolina, on April 28 with Miller dying shortly after their wedding
They were looking forward to a beautiful future together. But what should have been one of the best days of their lives turned into a terrible nightmare when a suspected drunk driver hit the golf cart they were in as they left their wedding reception.
Miller, who was 34, died from her injuries just hours after saying “I do.” Hutchinson, on the other hand, was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries and had to have multiple surgeries. Annette, Hutchinson’s mother, set up a GoFundMe page with the goal of getting $100,000 to pay for Miller’s funeral and her son’s medical care.
On 4/28 we lost Samantha Miller Hutchinson on the night of her wedding. She was leaving the venue with her new husband on the back of a golf cart when a drunk driver ran directly into her going 65mph. Devastated isn’t even the word. To go from having a night where we hoped for pic.twitter.com/b1I4ITTve4
— Yaz (@yaz_aze) May 2, 2023
The page went popular quickly, and thousands of people gave money because of the sad story. Donors from all over the world came together to help the couple and their families through this hard time by giving more than the original goal of $360,000.
Bride Samantha Miller killed and groom injured in Golf cart crash
Miller and Hutchinson were leaving their wedding dinner in a golf cart driven by Annette’s son-in-law Benjamin Garrett and grandson Brogan Garrett, according to the GoFundMe page. As they were being led out of the wedding hall, Jamie Komoroski, who was driving 65 mph in a 25 mph zone, hit them from behind.
“Their lives!!!” THEIR lives!
I can hear the excuses now. I DON’T GIVE NO F***. 1 of the saddest things abt this is how many sources are reporting it like he wsnt even there. Much less lost his Bride & is in critical himself. I 😠 you man haters.#AricHutchinson #SamanthaMiller pic.twitter.com/1OI9TZEXUJ
— Innocent Until (@_InnocentUntil_) May 2, 2023
The impact sent the golf cart over 100 yards away and made it roll over several times. Miller died from her injuries, and Hutchinson broke a lot of bones, hurt her brain, and had other serious injuries that needed a lot of surgery. Benjamin and Brogan Garrett were also hurt in the crash, and Benjamin’s injuries were very bad.
Bride’s sister reflects on Samantha Miller’s happiness
Before getting married on April 28, 2023, Miller and Hutchinson had been together for three years. Samantha was born in North Carolina and lived in both Utah, where Hutchinson was from, and South Carolina before she died in a terrible accident.
In a statement to ABC News, Samantha Miller’s sister Mandi Jenkins said a few things about how her sister was feeling right before she was killed. Jenkins said that her sister’s wedding day was the best day of her life because she was so happy and full of joy. Jenkins says that Samantha was very happy about the golf cart ride and said that she wished the night could last forever.
25 year old Komoroski charged with felony DUI and reckless homicide
Komoroski, who is 25 years old, was caught at the scene and charged with three counts of felony DUI and one count of reckless homicide. The results of her test to see how much booze was in her blood have not been made public yet.
As news of the terrible accident spread, fans and coworkers took to social media to share their sadness and remember Samantha Miller’s warm personality and infectious smile. The outpouring of love and support for the couple and their families shows that there is still kindness and giving in the world, even when terrible things happen.