Driver accused of killing bride on wedding day leaving husband to plan funeral said she did ’nothing wrong’
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The alleged drunk driver who killed a bride just hours after her wedding said she 'did nothing wrong'.
Jamie Lee Komoroski was behind the wheel when she allegedly crashed her rented Toyota into a golf cart carrying husband and wife, Aric and Samantha Hutchinson.
Mrs Hutchinson, who was still wearing her wedding dress at the time, suffered blunt force trauma as a result of the collision and died at the scene.
Her husband was very badly injured, with several broken bones and a bleed on the brain.
And two weeks since the incident on 28 April, Mr Hutchinson has only just been able to go home, where he is having to get on with the 'unimaginable' task of organising his wife's funeral.
In an update to the couple's GoFundMe page on 8 May, Mr Hutchinson's mum said: "From the accident Aric received multiple injuries including two broken legs, one which had to be surgically repaired.
"Broken bones in his face which also had to be surgically repaired. Broken vertebrae’s in his back, brain bleeds, and numerous cuts with stitches.
"He is physically recovering at home while trying to come to terms with the loss of his beautiful wife.
"Now he is doing the unimaginable of planning Sam’s funeral along with her family."
According to a police report, which was written up by Folly Beach Police Sgt. Zac Halpern, Komoroski's blood alcohol level was over three times the legal limit.
She is said to have admitted to police that she'd had two drinks before getting in the car, a beer and a tequila pineapple.
Sgt Halpern also states that when he asked Komoroski how drunk she was on a scale of one to 10, she mumbled that she was about an eight before asking for a lawyer.
However, when explaining what happened to police, the report says that the 25-year-old was in a confused state and said: "All of a sudden something hit me. I did nothing wrong."
She was arrested and charged with three felony DUIs resulting in great bodily injury or death and one count of reckless homicide.
Following her arrest, Komoroski hired a legal team from Nathan S. Williams and Christopher S. Gramiccioni to defend her.
And these latest revelations come after they put out a statement for their client.
The lawyers said: “We cannot fathom what the families are going through and offer our deepest sympathies.
“We simply ask that there not be a rush to judgement. Our court system is founded upon principles of justice and mercy and that is where all facts will come to light.”
If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence, contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677