Grim image shows drunk driver’s car which struck and killed newlywed bride with pieces of victim’s GOWN in its shattered bumper, as snap shows wrecked golf car victim was sitting in
- Parts of Samantha Miller’s wedding gown remain embedded in the bumper of Jamie Lee Komoroski’s red sedan following a deadly crash last Friday
- Miller, 34, died at the scene of the crash and her husband, Aric, 36, is in critical condition
- Komoroski, 25, is being held on driving under the influence, greater bodily injury and death by reckless homicide charges
Parts of a dead bride’s wedding gown remain embedded in the bumper of a killer drunk driver’s car after she struck the victim at 65mph hours after her nuptials.
Samantha Miller died after being struck at high speed by Jamie Lee Komoroski’s red sedan, with a macabre reminder of Friday’s horrific tragedy in Folly Beach, South Carolina, still visible Wednesday, ABC4 reported.
The TV station also shared a shocking image of the shattered low-speed vehicle Samantha, 34, was traveling on the back of with her new husband Aric Hutchinson 36. It could be seen with its seats detached and the axel connecting the two back wheels nearly broken.
The newlyweds were sitting on the back of the vehicle when Komoroski, 25, slammed into them while doing more than twice the 25-30mph local speed limit.
Komoroski is now being held in jail in South Carolina on three felony DUIs resulting in great bodily injury or death and one count of reckless homicide.
This is Jamie Lee Komororski’s wrecked sedan, which ABC4 reported has pieces of Samantha Miller’s wedding dress embedded in its bumper. Komororski slammed into Miller and husband Aric Hutchinson while drunk last Friday, killing Miller just hours after her wedding
The low-speed vehicle Samantha and Aric were sat on the back of is pictured here. Its broken seat and shattered wheel axels give an idea as to the force of the deadly smash
Samantha and Aric are pictured on Folly Beach last Friday, hours before the crash that would kill the bride and seriously injure her husband
Jamie Komoroski, 25, has been charged with three counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily harm or death and one count of reckless homicide
Miller and her new husband were leaving the scene of their wedding at Folly Beach last Friday and were heading to their rented Airbnb when the fatal crash occurred.
It was supposed to be ‘a quick journey from the venue to their Airbnb for their wedding night,’ Mandi Jenkins, Miller’s sister, told ABC4.
But when Komoroski’s rented Toyota Camry slammed into their low-speed vehicle — which authorities say was equipped with headlights, brake lights, turn signals seat belts, an advanced braking system and reflectors — the vehicle rolled over several times.
Miller was pronounced dead on the scene, while Hutchinson was transported to a hospital in critical condition.
By the time the first officer arrived, he described in a sworn affidavit how there was ‘a large crash scene with a golf cart on its side’ and several victims laying among the wreckage.’
The first officer on the scene described seeing ‘ a large crash scene with a golf cart on its side’ and several victims laying among the wreckage at around 10pm on the 1200 block of East Ashley Avenue.
He said his priority was treating the new bride, but when his efforts failed, he also rendered aid to Hutchinson and another member of their bridal party, Garrett Hutchinson.
Once he was done triaging the injured parties, the officer said he then turned his attention to Komoroski, who was not injured in the collision.
The officer said the 25-year-old Logistics Account Executive smelled of alcohol, and was unsteady on her feet.
She even had trouble standing, the responding officer described, and when asked to rate her impairment on a scale of one to 10, she replied that she was at a level eight.
But, the officer said, Komoroski told cops at the scene that all she had to drink was one beer and one tequila about an hour before.
And when asked to perform a field sobriety test, the officer wrote ‘she strongly refused and became uncooperative.’
Miller and Hutchinson had gotten married at Folly Beach in South Carolina just before the crash
Officers who arrested her wrote in an affidavit that she told hospital staff that she ‘wanted to kill herself’, before she was put into Charleston County Jail – and is now on suicide watch.
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.
For the reckless homicide she could be handed a sentence of 10 years in prison, and a fine of up to $5,000 – as well as having her license revoked for five years on her release.
Developing story, check back for updates.
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