Bride killed in alleged drunk driving crash on wedding night

Samantha Miller died and her groom was seriously injured after a drunk driver rear-ended their golf cart after leaving their reception. The driver's blood alcohol level was allegedly more than three times the legal limit. The bride's mother, an addiction specialist, has spoken out saying it was not an accident and a conscious choice was made. The couple had just gotten married in a beach-side ceremony in Folly Beach, South Carolina, and were settling into a tranquil life together before the tragedy occurred.

The driver responsible for a fatal crash on a couple’s wedding night in South Carolina, in which the bride was killed, has been criticised by the victim’s mother for her “conscious choice” to drink and drive.

Samantha Miller, 34, was killed instantly when Jamie Komoroski rear-ended the golf cart she was travelling in with her new husband, Aric Hutchinson, at speeds of up to 65 mph in a 25 mph zone. Komoroski’s blood-alcohol level was later found to be .261%, more than three times the legal limit.

Hutchinson was seriously injured, along with his brother-in-law, while his nephew was unharmed. Komoroski has been charged with felony DUI resulting in death, and her lawyers have urged people not to “rush to judgement”.