Drunk Driver Complained Her Life Was Over After Crash That Killed New Bride

By Jason Hall

May 22, 2023

Photo: Folly Beach Police

Jamie Lee Komoroski, the woman accused of driving drunk during the fatal crash that killed new bride Samantha Hutchinson on her wedding night, complained that her "whole life is going to be over" after being arrested, according to jailhouse recordings obtained by the Post and Courier.

“I can’t believe this is my life and my whole life is going to be over,” Komoroski is reported to have said while crying during conversations with her parents and friends. “Oh my God. I just can’t believe this happened to me. Why me? I’m going to be here for years and years and years and years.”

Komoroski, 25, faces three charges of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury or death and one count of reckless homicide in relation to the crash in which she's accused of drunkenly ramming a rented Toyota Camry into a golf cart carrying Samantha, her new husband, Aric Hutchinson, owhile three times over the legal blood-alcohol limit. Police said Komoroski was driving about 40 MPH over the 25-MPH speed limit at the time of the crash and smelled of alcohol but refused a field sobriety test.

Aric Hutchinson, who was hospitalized for serious injuries sustained, filed a civil lawsuit against Komoroski and the bars that allegedly overserved her prior to the crash. The 25-year-old was booked on April 28 and reported to have had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol, as well as banged her head on a nurse's desk after being denied usage of a phone.

Komoroski was visited by family and friends in the days following her arrest, which included being worried that people would think she's a bad person because of the crash and giving her boyfriend permission to leave her. She also claimed that other inmates would get out on bond while she continued to wait for her trial.

“There’s been people that have, like, killed people on purpose before and, like, they’ve gotten out on a bond,” Komoroski reportedly told friends while warning them to not be “stupid like I was because all it takes is one time” via the Post and Courier.

Komoroski remains incarcerated in relation to the crash.

“I didn’t mean it to happen,” Komoroski said via the Post and Courier. “I just feel like a terrible person, like, I didn’t mean for any of that to happen.”

Komoroski also told her parents she hoped the judge knew "how regretful and remorseful I am, and that I’m not a bad person and that I’ll never do anything bad again,” which led to her father telling her not to speak about the crash because her conversations were being recorded.

“But I wanted to make sure that I could say an apology and they said I would be able to say an apology,” she said, which led to him responding, “Listen, stop talking about it" and later predicted she would get less than 15 years in prison but warned "you're going to have to do time."

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