A drunk driver who mowed down a bride minutes after she tied the knot is now planning her own wedding while staring down the prospect of 25 years behind bars.
Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, has been charged with four counts in relation to the crash that killed Samantha Hutchinson, 34, in Folly Beach, South Carolina on April 28.
She was allegedly three times over the legal drink driving limit when she got behind the wheel of the Toyota Camry. Komoroski has been held at Al Cannon Detention Center after a judge denied her bond after deeming her a flight risk.
But now it has emerged the accused drink driver has been talking about her own nuptials…even though she faces waiting until at least 2048 to get wed.
‘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 smashing into her while driving drunk. Prison phone calls show the accused’s thoughts have now turned to her own nuptials. Pictured: Komoroski with boyfriend Evan Tatro
Samantha and Aric Hutchinson are pictured during their wedding ceremony in Folly Beach, South Carolina. Samantha was killed shortly after the photo was taken
She has been indicted on one count of felony DUI resulting in death, two counts of felony 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 on walks with you.’
It is understood that Komoroski is still dating her boyfriend Evan Tatro with the two continuing their relationship over the phone.
In a call with him she praised him for collecting her mom 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 gosh, you had just better wear a rain jacket,’ she said, referring to how much she anticipates she will cry.
She also talked about her friendship with another inmate called Tanner, describing their games of Monopoly and how they watch ‘The Vampire Diaries’.
Hutchinson was killed when Komoroski slammed in to a golf cart she was riding in with her new husband Aric.
The vehicle was thrown 100 yards and flipped over several times. The couple were rushed to hospital but Hutchinson succumbed from her injuries and died in her wedding dress.
Jamie Komoroski, 25, (right) has been indicted on four charges relating to the crash that killed Samantha Hutchinson, 34, in Folly Beach, South Carolina on April 28.
Komoroski is understood to have been continuing her relationship with boyfriend Evan Tatro from behind bars
The Hutchinsons were traveling on the back of the cart, just two blocks from their home, when Komoroski rear-ended them while going 65mph in a 25mph zone
Her husband was left with serious injuries and had two reconstruction surgeries, as well as suffering numerous broken bones and a brain injury.
However, the couple weren’t mentioned at all by Komoroski during her 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 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 case, filed in Charleston,he alleged that Komoroski ‘bar hopped’ before getting behind the wheel.
He is also suing the five bars she’s accused of visiting, claiming 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 uncooperative with authorities when she was arrested.
She admitted having two drinks an hour before the smash: a beer and a tequila pineapple cocktail.
Komoroski was first charged with speeding on 31 May 2018 in Horry County, South Carolina after crashing into the golf cart (pictured)
Aric Hutchinson was left in a wheelchair after suffering two broken legs, multiple facial fractures and a concussion. He is seen here at a beachside 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 an eight before demanding a lawyer.
Officers responding to the scene tried to administer a sobriety test, but she refused, yelling for her boyfriend.
Police noted that she appeared to try 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 of a fine of up to $25,100, and an additional 15 years and $10,100 for the serious injury caused to the men in the buggy.
For the reckless homicide she could be handed a sentence of 10 years in prison, and a fine of up to $5,000 – as well as having her license revoked for five years on her release.