A 34-year-old woman died just five hours after accepting her fiancé as her husband, because a driver who was moving at high speed and under the influence of alcohol hit the vehicle in which the newlyweds were traveling after leaving the reception from his wedding Friday night in Folly Beach, South Carolina, USA.
The victim, identified as Samantha Miller, was riding in a golf cart with her husband Aric Hutchinson and two other people. when a “drunk driver” hit themwhich caused the vehicle to roll several times, the groom’s mother wrote in a publication by GoFundMe.
The condition of the young woman’s husband is critical, her mother explained in the publication. He suffered several broken bones and a brain injury. Two reconstruction surgeries were performed. “He will have a long recovery”he warned.
The other two passengers were also injured.one of them also serious.
The golf cart, decorated with cans and a sign that said “just married”, “it was quite destroyed and it was on its side”explained Andrew Gilreath, director of public safety for Folly Beach, a coastal community near Charleston.
Rescuers tried to revive Samantha, but was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
According to Annette Hutchison, the groom’s mother, the impact of the other car threw the golf cart more than 300 feet
“Aric’s wedding ring was delivered to me in a plastic bag at the hospital, five hours after Sam put it on his finger and his vows were read.”, wrote his mother. “Aric lost the love of his life.”
The fundraising page created Sunday for the couple’s funeral and medical expenses has received more than $600,000 as of Wednesday.
Samantha, who was from North Carolina, died from traumaaccording to the Charleston County coroner’s office.
The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was identified as Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, and faces one count of manslaughter and three counts of felony driving under the influence resulting in serious injury, court records show. court records online.
Komoroski was traveling at 100 km/h in a 40 km/h zone, according to Gilreath.
Low-speed vehicles are allowed on roads where the speed limit is 60 km/h or less, according to the South Carolina legislature. The newly married couple’s vehicle had the legal right to drive on the road that night, the public safety director was quoted as saying by CNN.
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