Tragic words were spoken by Samantha Hutchinson moments before her life was cut short on what was meant to be the happiest day of her life.
While enjoying the final moments of her wedding day, Samantha’s joy was tragically snatched away.
As Samantha and her husband Aric were traveling in a golf cart, their vehicle was struck by an alleged drunk driver who was reportedly driving well above the speed limit.
The couple, undoubtedly on cloud nine after celebrating their love with their loved ones on Folly Beach in South Carolina, had their happiness shattered. Mandi Jenkins, Samantha’s sister, revealed the final words spoken by Samantha before her untimely demise.
Recalling the heart-wrenching moment, Mandi Jenkins shared with The Today Show: “She looked at him on the golf cart and said, ‘I want this day to last forever’.”
The driver responsible for the tragedy, Jamie Lee Komoroski, was operating a rented Toyota at the time of the incident. Mrs. Hutchinson, still adorned in her wedding dress, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the collision. She tragically lost her life at the scene. Lisa Miller, Samantha’s mother, sensed something dreadful had occurred upon hearing the sirens.
In an emotional interview with Fox News, Lisa Miller recounted the horrific experience, saying: “At that moment, I said, ‘Something happened to Sam!'” She further described the situation as resembling a nightmarish movie scene. Lisa and her family hurriedly ran towards the lights and desperately called out Samantha’s name. Initially, they were informed that Samantha had been taken to the hospital, prompting them to rush there in search of her. However, Lisa received a devastating call from Samantha’s father, who had the unimaginable task of identifying his daughter’s lifeless body.
Jamie Lee Komoroski has since been charged with three counts of felony driving under the influence, resulting in great bodily injury or death, as well as one count of reckless homicide. According to the police report, her blood alcohol content was found to be .261, indicating that she was three times over the legal limit. Furthermore, it is alleged that Komoroski was traveling at speeds of up to 65mph in a 25mph zone.
Following the collision, Komoroski reportedly told officers, “All of a sudden something hit me. I did nothing wrong.” Lawyers representing Komoroski released a statement expressing their condolences to the grieving families and requesting that judgment be withheld. They emphasized the importance of allowing the court system to unveil all the facts, as it is built upon principles of justice and mercy.
The devastating loss of Samantha Hutchinson has left her loved ones and the community grappling with profound grief. Her final words will forever echo in the hearts of those who cherished her, serving as a reminder of the fleeting nature of life’s precious moments.