Heartbreaking final picture shows newlywed bride beaming alongside husband just minutes before she was killed


A newlywed bride has been killed and the groom left in critical condition after they were hit by a speeding drunk driver when they left their wedding reception in a golf cart.

Samantha Miller, 34, and Aric Hutchinson, 36, celebrated their nuptials moments before they were allegedly rear-ended by Jamie Komoroski, 25, at Folly Beach, South Carolina, on Friday.

Heartbreaking pictures showed the happy couple moments before tragedy struck, beaming as they were waved off by their guests with sparklers.

According to DailyMail, the ‘sweet’ newlyweds and two other occupants of the buggy were inside the vehicle when it rolled several times over 100 yards, killing the bride instantly.

Komoroski was allegedly traveling at 65mph in a 25mph zone and was drunk behind the wheel of a rented Toyota Camry, according to Folly Beach Police.

Aric has been left in critical condition, according to a GoFundMe page set up by his mother, Annette Hutchinson.

It is unclear if the groom is aware that his wife has died, as he has been in a critical condition since the incident.

He has had one reconstruction surgery and is set to have another, as well as suffering numerous broken bones and a brain injury.

Sam and Aric were being escorted by his brother-in-law Ben Garrett and nephew Brogan when they were allegedly hit by Komoroski. Ben was also seriously injured.

A family member confirmed that Brogan was released on Sunday, and is recovering despite being ‘banged up and sore’.

The GoFundMe has raised more than $150,000, with Anette writing: ‘I was handed Aric’s wedding ring in a plastic bag at the hospital, five hours after Sam placed it on his finger and they read each other their vows. Aric has lost the love of his life.

‘The couple made their home in both the groom’s home state of Utah and the state of South Carolina. The bride is from North Carolina.

‘The groom graduated from Bonneville High School in South Ogden, Utah and played college football for Snow College and Utah Tech.’

Charleston County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Sam died on scene from blunt force injuries sustained in the crash.

Folly Beach Police Department confirmed that the incident took place at around 10pm, on the 1200 block of East Ashley Avenue.

Komoroski was the sole occupant of the vehicle when she rear-ended the cart and has been charged with three counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily harm or death and one count of reckless homicide.

The Logistics Account Executive remains in custody at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center and is set to appear in court in connection with the incident in June.

She could face up to 25 years in prison for the death of the bride, as well of a fine of up to $25,100, and an additional 15 years and $10,100 for the serious injury caused to the men in the buggy.

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