Mother of bride killed by alleged drunk driver moments after leaving wedding allegedly threatened to challenge ‘the validity of the marriage’ less than 2 weeks after the tragedy

Jamie Komoroski, on the left; Aric Hutchinson and Samantha Miller, on the right

Left: Jamie Komoroski (Charleston County Sheriff’s Office); Right: Aric Hutchinson and Samantha Miller pictured leaving their wedding reception (via court documents)

A judge in South Carolina has approved a partial settlement of more than $1 million for a newlywed husband turned widower who lost his wife on a South Carolina beach road just hours after their wedding in April 2023.

On the night in question, Jamie Lee Komoroski, 26, was allegedly behind the wheel and severely intoxicated when she struck the golf cart carrying the celebratory couple as they left their wedding reception. The crash killed Samantha Miller, 34, and injured her husband, Aric Hutchinson, as well as his brother-in-law and nephew.

In May 2023, Hutchinson filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Komoroski, local bars and businesses, and 20 Doe defendants. Some businesses reached a tentative settlement with the grieving groom last October; a court signed off on that agreement on Thursday.

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