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Bride killed; groom, 2 others hurt after car rear-ends golf cart

Charleston County EMS and multiple police departments responded

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By Leila Merrill

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. — A car rear-ended a golf cart in which a bride and groom were leaving their wedding reception Friday night, WYFF4 reported.


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The bride, Samantha “Sam” Hutchinson, 34, was killed. Her new husband, Aric Hutchinson, is in serious condition, has had one of two reconstructive surgeries, numerous broken bones and a brain injury, according to a GoFundMe page.

The other two people in the golf cart were family members, and they were also injured.

The responding agencies were the Folly Beach Police, Charleston County EMS, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Charleston City Police Department, South Carolina Probation and Parole, Charleston County Coroners Office and the James Island Fire Department.

The car’s driver, Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, was arrested and charged with DUI involving death and reckless homicide.