Aric Hutchinson is speaking out after his bride was killed and he was seriously injured on their wedding night.
As Mamas Uncut previously reported, while leaving their reception on a golf cart, a drunk driver hit them just moments after the bride and groom said, “I do.” According to ABC News, Samantha Miller was 34 years old when she donned her gorgeous white dress to marry the love of her life.
The suspected drunk driver has been identified as 25-year-old Jamie Komoroski. Komoroski has been arrested and charged with three counts of DUI causing serious bodily injury/death and one count of reckless homicide.
Now Aric is speaking out for the first time and sharing the last words his bride said to him before she was killed. While speaking with Good Morning America, Aric revealed Samantha never wanted their special night to end.
“The last thing I remember her saying is she wanted the night to never end,” Hutchinson said. “That’s the last thing she said to me.”
As Mamas Uncut reported, the drunk driver was reportedly driving 65 miles per hour in a 25 miles-per-hour zone when the accident occurred. Her blood alcohol levels have not yet been revealed to the public.
Aric revealed that while he doesn’t remember much about the crash, he “wishes” he did. “I remember waking up — just kind of foggy, out of sorts — and I could see my mom’s face. You could tell that something was wrong. And I asked her, ‘Where’s Sam, where’s Sam?’ And that’s when she told me about the incident and that Sam didn’t make it.”
“I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. That night, going from an all-time high to an all-time low. It’s pretty rough to comprehend. … We had family, friends, from all over the country — everywhere there. And everyone was just so happy. She was so happy. It was [one of the best nights of my life].”
Aric said Sam was the kind of person who had a natural “glow” about her and as a result, everyone took notice of her when she walked into a room. Aric has now filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the woman reportedly responsible for Sam’s death.
And when asked if he had anything to say to the driver Aric said, “I can’t right now. She stole something. She just, she stole an amazing human being who should not have been taken.”
Details of the accident were initially shared with the public via a GoFundMe account set up by Aric’s mother. As she explained in the GoFundMe description, Aric and Samantha were being escorted from their wedding reception by two of their family members went the golf cart was struck by Komoroski’s vehicle. The GoFundMe reports that the two other passengers, identified as “Ben and Brogan were also injured, Ben seriously.”
“Aric lost the love of his life when my new daughter-in-law Samantha ‘Sam’ Hutchinson was tragically killed by a drunk driver moments after the picture above while leaving her wedding reception on April 28th in Folly Beach, South Carolina,” Aric’s mom shared.
The impact of the vehicle hitting the golf cart caused the cart to travel nearly a football field away from the initial impact and “roll several times.”
“Aric is in serious condition and has had one of two reconstruction surgeries, numerous broken bones, and a brain injury, he will have a long recovery,” Arnette Hutchinson wrote on the GoFundMe page.
“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.”
So far, the GoFundMe page has raised more than $448,000 to “help pay for Sam’s burial and medical costs for Aric and his family.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Miller and Hutchinson families.
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