Samantha and Aric Hutchinson at wedding

‘This Should be Murder’: Nancy Grace Speaks to Mom of Bride Killed by Stumbling Drunk Driver, ‘Reeking’ of Alcohol

During Wednesday’s “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace,” episode, Nancy Grace interviewed Lisa Miller, the mother of Samantha “Sam” Hutchinson, who tragically lost her life to an alleged drunk driver in South Carolina, just hours after her wedding.

Miller shared with Grace the story of her motherly intuition on the night of the accident and recounted the harrowing experience of learning about her daughter’s untimely death.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, is accused of plowing into Samantha and her husband, Aric Hutchinson, Friday night during a fatal crash in Folly Beach. The couple had just left their wedding reception when the tragedy occurred.

According to an arrest affidavit, the suspect was “uncooperative” with police and claimed she was not drunk and had a beer and one shot of tequila around an hour before the crash. A responding officer, however, noted that Komoroski had trouble standing and smelled of alcohol.

“We were on the porch at the Airbnb. I started hearing sirens and literally, I looked at my [other] daughter and I said ‘Something happened to Sam.’ I knew something happened to Sam,” Miller told Grace.

“I knew that the sirens meant that Sam – it was Sam. I knew it was something.. happened to Sam while they were on their way home. Just from the sirens, I knew it. It’s the weirdest thing ever.”

Responding officers said they saw a grey Toyota Camry at the crash scene, with the side of the vehicle pushed up against the golf cart. Samantha had no pulse and wasn’t breathing when the officers arrived.

The suspect was the only person in the Camry and did not have any injuries, police said.

Police arrested Komoroski and charged her with DUI involving death and reckless homicide. She “only briefly hit the brakes” before hitting the golf cart, investigators said.

“A family member came by and they said ‘Get in the truck,'” Miller told Grace.

“Me and my daughter got in the truck and she took us to the scene, which was maybe a mile away, not even two blocks from where they were going to stay, and me and my daughter got out of the truck and just started running hand-in-hand towards the scene and just screaming ‘Sam! Sam!’”

“This should be a murder,” Grace said. “She knew perfectly well that she was driving drunk…A death occurred during the commission of a felony.”

“This woman was literally stinking drunk.”

 Komoroski remains behind bars at the Charleston County jail, initially booked under suicide watch after she told an officer she wanted to take her own life.

Listen to the full episode below.

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[Feature Photo: Hutchinson couple/GoFundMe]