Drunk driver Jamie Lee Komoroski who killed bride minutes after she tied the knot is now planning her OWN wedding from prison…despite facing 25 years behind bars
A drunk driver who mowed down a bride minutes after tying the knot is now planning her own wedding as she faces the prospect of 25 years behind bars.
Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, was charged with four counts in connection with the crash that killed Samantha Hutchinson, 34, in Folly Beach, South Carolina on April 28.
She was allegedly three times over the legal drink-drive limit when she got behind the wheel of the Toyota Camry. Komoroski was being held at Al Cannon Detention Center after a judge denied her bond after deeming her a flight risk.
But now it’s emerged the accused booze driver has been talking about her own nuptials … although she’s waiting until at least 2048 to marry.
“I want you to be at my wedding,” Komoroski told her father, Charles, in audio recordings released by The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) to the New York Post.
Jamie Lee Komoroski (25) (left) is accused of causing the death of new bride Samantha Hutchison by hitting her while she was driving drunk. Prison phone calls show the accused’s thoughts have now turned to her own marriage. Pictured: Komoroski with boyfriend Evan Tatro
Samantha and Aric Hutchinson are photographed during their wedding ceremony in Folly Beach, South Carolina. Samantha was killed shortly after the photo was taken
She was charged with one count of DUI resulting in death, two counts of DUI resulting in great bodily injury and one count of reckless homicide (crash pictured).
“I want you to walk me down the aisle. I want you to be with me. I want to go for a walk with you.’
It is understood that Komoroski is still dating her boyfriend Evan Tatro with the pair continuing their relationship over the phone.
In a call with him, she praised him for picking up her mother from the airport.
“It means a lot to me,” she told him during one call.
“I can’t wait to get a hug from you, oh my god, you better wear a rain jacket,” she said, referring to how much she expects she’ll cry.
She also talked about her friendship with another inmate named Tanner and described their games of Monopoly and watching ‘The Vampire Diaries’.
Hutchinson was killed when Komoroski crashed into a golf cart in which she was riding with her new husband Aric.
The vehicle was thrown 100 meters and overturned several times. The couple were rushed to hospital, but Hutchinson succumbed to her injuries and died in her wedding dress.
Jamie Komoroski, 25, (right) was indicted on four counts related to the April 28 crash that killed Samantha Hutchinson, 34, in Folly Beach, South Carolina.
Komoroski is understood to have continued her relationship with boyfriend Evan Tatro from behind bars
The Hutchinsons were traveling in the back of the car, just two blocks from their home, when Komoroski rear-ended them while driving 65 mph in a 25 mph zone.
Her husband was left with serious injuries and had two reconstructive surgeries, as well as numerous broken bones and a brain injury.
However, the couple was not mentioned at all by Komoroski during her phone calls reviewed by the Post.
Komoroski was charged with one count of DUI resulting in death, two counts of DUI resulting in great bodily injury and one count of reckless homicide.
Aric filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Komoroski, seeking unspecified damages from the driver and the bars that served her.
In his suit, filed in Charleston, he alleged that Komoroski “bar hopped” before getting behind the wheel.
He is also suing the five bars she is accused of frequenting, alleging that they served Komoroski alcohol even though she was visibly drunk.
Komoroski’s blood alcohol content was 0.261 — more than three times the limit — and she was not with authorities when she was arrested.
She admitted to having two drinks an hour before the smash: a beer and a tequila-pineapple cocktail.
Komoroski was first charged with speeding in Horry County, South Carolina on May 31, 2018 after crashing the golf cart (photo)
Aric Hutchinson was left in a wheelchair after suffering two broken bones, multiple facial fractures and concussion. He is seen here at a beach memorial for his late bride
Sgt. Zac Halpern of Folly Beach police reported that he asked Komoroski how drunk she was on a scale of one to 10, and she mumbled that she was at eight before demanding an attorney.
Officers who responded to the scene attempted to administer a field sobriety test, but she refused and yelled at her boyfriend.
The police noticed that she appeared to be trying to hide her eyes from them.
If convicted, Komoroski could face up to 25 years in prison for the death of the bride, as well as a fine of up to $25,100, and an additional 15 years and $10,100 for the serious injury to the men in the buggy has.
For the reckless homicide, she could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined up to $5,000 – as well as having her license revoked for five years upon her release.