Folly Beach, SC

Suspect in DUI Golf Cart Crash, Accused of Killing Bride, Ordered to Remain in Custody by S.C. Judge

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A Tragic End to Newlywed Bliss: Grief and Calls for Justice After Fatal Golf Cart Crash

It was supposed to be a joyous occasion for Samantha Miller and Aric Hutchinson, two soulmates embarking on their new life together as newlyweds. But during the wedding festivities in Folly Beach, SC, their happily-ever-after was cut devastatingly short.

In the late hours of April 28th, the newlyweds were riding in a golf cart with friends, legally operated in the local area. Suddenly, an alleged drunk driver named Jamie Komoroski, 25, plowed into the cart at nearly triple the speed limit. The violent collision killed bride Samantha Miller, just 34 years old, on her wedding night.

Now, three months later, Komoroski remains jailed as she awaits trial on charges including reckless homicide and DUI. This week, she appealed for bail, with her lawyer arguing she has a spotless record. But the grieving Miller family stands firm: Komoroski is a danger and should remain locked up.

Outside court, victim's mother Lisa Miller lamented, "Why should [Komoroski] just get out and go about her merry way?" Her son-in-law sustained lasting injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, while two others were also hurt.

The judge denied bail for now, ordering Komoroski held until at least Spring 2024 before considering house arrest. But for the heartbroken Millers, no punishment can undo this tragedy. One reckless act destroyed an innocent newlywed, leaving her husband suffering and her family mourning their stolen future.

No bride deserves to die on her wedding night. Now Komoroski must face justice for ripping away Samantha's happily-ever-after in a senseless instant. The bereaved seek not vengeance, but truth and accountability. For nothing can return their Samantha, their wound remains eternal.

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