A drunk driver who hit a bride minutes after getting married is now planning his own wedding as he contemplates the prospect of 25 years behind bars.
Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, has been charged with four counts in connection with the crash that killed Samantha Hutchinson, 34, in Folly Beach, South Carolina, on April 28.
He was allegedly three times over the legal drink-driving limit when he got behind the wheel of the Toyota Camry. Komoroski has been detained at the Al Cannon Detention Center after a judge denied her release on bail because she was considered a flight risk.
But it has now emerged that the accused drink driver has been talking about her own nuptials… even though she faces waiting until at least 2048 to tie the knot.
“I want you to be at my wedding,” Komoroski told her father, Charles, in audio recordings provided 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 his new girlfriend, Samantha Hutchison, by crashing into her while driving drunk. Prison phone calls show that the defendant’s thoughts have now turned to her own nuptials.
Samantha and Aric Hutchinson are pictured during their wedding ceremony in Folly Beach, South Carolina. Samantha was murdered shortly after the photo was taken.
She has been charged with one count of felony DUI resulting in death, two counts of felony DUI resulting in serious bodily injury, and one count of reckless homicide (accident pictured).
‘I want you to accompany me to the altar. I want you to be with me. I want to go for a walk with you.
It is understood Komoroski is still dating her boyfriend Evan Tatro and the two continue their relationship over the phone.
In a call with him, she praised him for picking up her mom at the airport.
“It means a lot to me,” he told her during a 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 anticipates she will cry.
He also talked about his friendship with another inmate named Tanner, describing their games of Monopoly and how they watch ‘The Vampire Diaries.’
Hutchinson died when Komoroski crashed into a golf cart she was riding in with her new husband, Aric.
The vehicle was thrown 100 meters and overturned several times. The couple was rushed to the hospital, but Hutchinson succumbed to her injuries and died in her wedding dress.
Jamie Komoroski, 25 (right), has been charged with four counts related to the crash that killed Samantha Hutchinson, 34, in Folly Beach, South Carolina, on April 28.
It is understood Komoroski continued her relationship with her boyfriend Evan Tatro from behind bars.
The Hutchinsons were riding in the back of the car, just two blocks from their home, when Komoroski rear-ended them while going 65 mph in a 25 mph zone.
Her husband was seriously injured and had two reconstructive surgeries, as well as suffering numerous broken bones and a brain injury.
However, Komoroski did not mention the couple at all during his phone calls reviewed by the Post.
Komoroski has been indicted on one count of felony DUI resulting in death, two counts of felony DUI resulting in serious 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 treated her.
In his case, filed in Charleston, he alleged that Komoroski “bar-hopped” before getting behind the wheel.
She is also suing the five bars she accuses of visiting, 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 did not cooperate with authorities when she was arrested.
He admitted to having two drinks an hour before the smash: a beer and a tequila-pineapple cocktail.
Komoroski was first charged with speeding on May 31, 2018 in Horry County, South Carolina, after crashing into the golf cart (pictured).
Aric Hutchinson was left wheelchair-bound after suffering two leg fractures, multiple facial fractures and a concussion. He is seen here at a beachside memorial in memory of his late wife.
Sergeant. Zac Halpern of Folly Beach police reported that he asked Komoroski how drunk she was on a scale of one to 10, and she muttered that she was an eight before demanding a lawyer.
The officers who responded to the scene tried to perform a field sobriety test on her, but she refused and yelled for her boyfriend.
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 girlfriend’s death, as well as a fine of up to $25,100, and an additional 15 years and $10,100 for the serious injuries caused to the men in the car.
For reckless homicide, he could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000, in addition to having his license revoked for five years after his release.