Samantha Hutchinson danced with 'the most important person' in her life at reception before she died
FOLLY BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA: Samantha Hutchinson's mother, Lisa Miller, reportedly described the last few happy moments she spent with her daughter on her wedding day. The mother-daughter duo even danced before the 34-year-old died in a tragedy that altered her life.
Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, was allegedly drunk when she drove her car into the golf cart Hutchinson and her husband, Aric, were on after their wedding. In the resulting crash, Hutchinson died while Aric was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
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'Sam doesn't want this to destroy our lives'
During the reception, Hutchinson asked the DJ to announce a surprise dance with "the most important person in the bride's life," her mother. After that, Hutchinson and Miller danced to 'Just the Way You Are' by Bruno Mars. Miller remarked, "Sam doesn't want this to destroy our lives. We know it," Miller said, per QZQnews. Miller describes Hutchinson as a king person.
Miller knew something horrible had happened when she heard sirens as she was relaxing with a glass of wine on the balcony of the short-term rental after changing into clean clothes. Distraught, she went with Aric's parents to the scene of the crash and spent hours outside the hospital. She later found out Hutchinson's father had identified her body at the crash scene, as per reports.
Lisa Miller's appeal
Miller and her daughter, Mandi Jenkins, are now urging people to use ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft rather than driving after drinking. They want people to understand that driving while intoxicated can have negative effects on a "real family" like theirs. She reportedly said, "We hope anyone sees this - maybe it helps someone who made these bad decisions before they quit or maybe never made that decision seeing real people are affected."
State Rep Spencer Wetmore also vowed to fight to make roads safer following the "horrible tragedy" that in her words "completely broke my heart," as reported by Goadnews.