🔴 Jamie Komoroski is accused of slamming into the back of a golf cart in South Carolina, killing the bride

🔴 Komoroski graduated from North Hunterdon High School in 2015

🔴 The bride's husband suffered brain trauma and broke several bones in the crash

The woman charged with hitting a golf cart carrying a bride leaving her wedding reception while intoxicated at a South Carolina club is from New Jersey.

Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, was driving a rental car at 65 mph on a beach road in Folly Beach around 10 p.m. on April 28 when she slammed into the back of a golf cart, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. Samantha Miller, 34, of Charlotte, was killed.

Miller's husband, Aric Hutchinson, is recovering from a brain injury and numerous broken bones after the golf cart rolled over several times and was thrown 100 yards. Two others in the golf cart including the groom were injured.

Folly Beach Public Safety Department Director Andrew Gilreath said the golf cart had lights and was legal to drive at night.

Komoroski is a member of the North Hunterdon High School Class of 2015  in Clinton. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in marketing in 2020, according to the New York Post.

Jamie Lee Komoroski
Jamie Lee Komoroski (Jamie Lee Komoroski via Facebook) (Charleston County Sheriff's Office)

A New Jersey connection in court

Komoroski has retained former Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni and former federal prosecutor Nathan S. Williams to represent her in court.

“We cannot fathom what the families are going through and offer our deepest sympathies. We simply ask that there not be a rush to judgment. Our court system is founded upon principles of justice and mercy and that is where all facts will come to light," the attornies said in a statement.

Komoroski was charged with reckless vehicular homicide and three counts of driving under the influence causing death. She is being held at the Charleston County jail.

Gramiccioni, who served as a prosecutor for five years from 2016 to 2021, opened a private practice with his wife, Kingston and Coventry. He is licensed to practice in both New Jersey and South Carolina.

A GoFundMe page has raised over $700,000 as of Wednesday afternoon to help with Samantha's burial and medical costs for Aric and his family.

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Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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