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A bride died shortly after her wedding when a drunk driver crashed into the newlyweds’ vehicle

A couple’s wedding night USA it turned tragic. While they were going to rest after the banquet, the golf cart they were traveling in was hit by another vehicle, driven excessively fast by an apparently intoxicated woman. The balance of the collision was the immediate death of the woman and serious injuries to the man, as well as two other people who accompanied them.

Samantha Miller, 34, passed away at the time in which the small vehicle He was shot about 100 meters from the street. A young woman identified as Jamie Lee Komoroski25, was driving the car that caused the accident, according to police reports released by the agency Associated Press.

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Aric Hutchinson, the newlywed, suffered multiple fractures and a brain injury that keep him hospitalized in critical condition. The accident occurred on East Ashley Avenue, a street in Folly Beachin South Carolinaaround 10:00 p.m. (local time) last Friday.

According to preliminary police reports, the woman who was driving the rental vehicle could have reached a speed of 105 kilometers per hour before briefly trying to apply the brakes to avoid the crashwhich represents more than double the speed limit in the town of Folly Island, set at 40 kilometers per hour.

In this photo provided by the Charleston County, South Carolina, sheriff’s office, Jamie Lee Komoroski is shown on April 29, 2023. (Charleston County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Komoroski She was not injured after the accident, but the members of the emergency services that arrived at the scene reported that had alcohol on his breath and refused to take an alcoholism testconsigned the local channel WCBD, He cited police affidavits.

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The mother of Aric Hutchinson launched an online fundraising campaign that has amassed more than $430,000 from more than 10,000 donors who were moved by the story. “Aric’s wedding ring was delivered to me in a plastic bag at the hospital, five hours after Sam put it on her finger and her vows were read”, Annette Hutchinson told the page of GoFoundMe.

The sister of the deceased bride, Mandi Jenkins, recounted that when the accident occurred the newlyweds they were on their way to the accommodation where they would spend their wedding night. At that moment, Samantha Miller was still wearing her wedding dress.

“I had never seen my sister so pretty. And so happy (…) My sister, a daughter, a wife, she died in her wedding dress because someone made the terrible decision to get into her car”, she recounted through tears in a report from Count on 2.

Despite the darkness, the relatives who were still in the place of the celebration realized that something bad had happened when they heard the sirens of ambulances and patrol cars approaching the area. “I can’t get it out of my head. And my mother and I ran holding hands. No shoes, no bra, nothing, we just yelled ‘Sammy!’” Jenkins recounted.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (CDC, for its acronym in English) indicate that accidents caused by driving under the influence of alcohol are a major public health problem. According to the most recent data, 32 people die every day in the United States in crashes of this type.

Source: Elcomercio

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