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Dead bride's wedding gown embedded in bumper of 'drink driver' who hit her on big day

NewsDead bride's wedding gown embedded in bumper of 'drink driver' who hit her on big day

The final pieces of a woman’s wedding gown were left embedded in the car that struck her at 65mph hours after celebrated her nuptials.

In a devastating twist, Samantha Miller was killed when Jamie Lee Komoroski’s red sedan crashed into the back of a golf cart the 34-year-old had been riding in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

Images shared with local media show remnants of the wedding dress trapped in the vehicle’s bumper after the horrifying incident on Friday.

Samantha had been travelling in the low-speed vehicle with new husband Aric Hutchinson when they were crashed into.

In the pictures, the vehicle is missing its seats and the axle that connected its back wheels is battered.

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Komoroski was reported driving at more than twice the 30mph speed limit, and is currently being held in a South Carolina jail.

She faces three felony DUI charges, including one resulting in great bodily injury or death, and one count of reckless homicide.

The couple was leaving their wedding at Folly Beach when the crash occurred, heading towards their rented Airbnb.

Komoroski’s rented Toyota Camry crashed into the back of the go cart, reportedly causing it to roll over several times.

Ms Miller’s death was confirmed at the scene, while Mr Hutchinson is in a critical condition in hospital.

Officers at the scene were initially unsure if Mr Hutchinson would survive the night.

According to reports, Komoroski, a 25-year-old Logistics Account Executive, was unsteady on her feet, smelling of alcohol.

She claimed to have drank one beer and a shot of tequila an hour before the incident, but “strongly refused and became uncooperative” when asked to perform a field sobriety test, police documents said.

The driver is reportedly on suicide watch while in prison, with her next court appearance set for June.

As a result of the incident, Komoroski could be jailed for up to 25 years.

She also has previous driving offenscs and was charged with speeding in 2018 while in Horry County, South Carolina – an area where Komoroski attended school.

Earlier this year she also pleaded guilty to failing to use a turn signal or stop sign.

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