Husband Awarded Nearly $1M SETTLEMENT AFTER WIFE KILLED in Drunk Driving Crash ON WEDDING NIGHT

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The husband of a woman murdered in a South Carolina beach road collision on her wedding night last year will receive almost a million dollars in settlement for the crash, which was reportedly caused by a drunk driver.

Aric Hutchinson will receive approximately $863,300 from Folly Beach bars The Drop-In Bar & Deli, the Crab Shack, and Snapper Jacks; Progressive auto insurance; and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, according to a settlement approved earlier this week by Charleston County Circuit Court Judge Roger Young.

Hutchinson sued the companies on April 28, 2023, when driver Jamie Lee Komoroski crashed a leased vehicle into a golf cart transporting him and his new bride, 34-year-old Samantha Miller, away from their reception.

The golf cart was thrown 100 yards (91.44 m). Miller died on the scene, still wearing her wedding gown. Hutchinson survived despite head damage and many fractured bones. The publication said that Komoroski was driving at 65 mph on a 25 mph route.

Hutchinson said in the wrongful death lawsuit that Komoroski “slurred and staggered” around multiple bars on Folly Beach before speeding in her Toyota Camry with a blood-alcohol concentration more than three times the legal limit.

The settlements total $1.3 million but will be less if attorney and legal fees are paid.

Komoroski is on bond as her case progresses through the court system. In September, she was charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death, reckless homicide, and two charges of felony driving under the influence resulting in grievous bodily harm.


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