Moments from tragedy, this never-before-seen footage shows the golf cart carrying newlyweds Aric and Samantha Hutchinson in the final stretch of a night now infamous for the devastating crash that claimed her life just minutes later.
Surveillance footage from the road on which the crash took place, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, shows the golf cart carrying the bride and groom and two other family members.
They pass by a house on Folly Island’s East Ashley Avenue as they return from Hutchinson, 36, and Samantha’s wedding reception, at approximately 10.11pm on April 28.
Only a few hours earlier the newlyweds had posed for pictures with family and friends, three miles away, on the idyllic South Carolina sands then danced and laughed at the reception in Folly County Park pavilion.
Samantha told friends she wished the day ‘would never end.’
DailyMail.com has obtained surveillance footage showing the golf cart carrying newlyweds Aric and Samantha Hutchinson as they left their wedding reception
Surveillance footage from the road on which the crash took place, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, shows the golf cart carrying the bride and groom and two other family members slowly drive by
Two minutes after the gold cart is seen on camera, a car driven by Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, speeds by
A caravan of police cars and ambulances, their lights flashing, follows minutes after Komoroski’s speeding Toyota Camry tears by
Seen today in grainy black and white, the golf cart, trailing ‘just married’ wedding decorations behind it, takes 23 seconds to putter across the frame.
Two minutes later a car driven by Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, speeds by that same camera.
Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, is pictured in a mugshot after the fatal crash last month where she killed a bride on her wedding night
Traveling at roughly four times the cart’s pace it is out of sight in 6 seconds – set on its terrible collision course and just seven hundred yards from where it ploughed into the golf cart.
Drunk at the wheel, Komoroski covered the distance in seconds. With more than three times the legal alcohol limit in her system, police have said, she drove at speeds of up to 65mph in the 25mph zone.
Aric’s brother-in-law Benjamin Garrett was driving the golf cart with his young son, Brogan, sitting beside him in the passenger seat. Aric and his bride rode behind.
The whole awful affair was over within five minutes of the golf cart first entering into view in this footage.
A terrible cavalcade of police cars and ambulances, their lights flashing, follows minutes after Komoroski’s speeding Toyota Camry tears by.
Samantha, 28, died at the scene while her husband and the two others suffered severe injuries.
Hutchinson was released from the hospital after ten days having suffered a brain bleed and undergoing multiple reconstructive surgeries to repair fractured bones in his legs and face and broken vertebrae.
From his wheelchair, Hutchinson spoke at a beach memorial for his late wife last week and said: ‘She would’ve loved it. This is Sam, she’s a beach girl, through and through.
‘We do walk here almost every morning, and this is her send off for sure. She’s up there smiling for sure.’
He has filed a civil lawsuit against Komoroski and the bars that served her.
The crash happened on Folly Island’s East Ashley Avenue as the couple returned from their wedding reception, at approximately 10.11pm on April 28
The couple’s mangled golf cart is pictured after the crash. The cart rolled multiple times and was thrown 100 yards by Komoroski’s Toyota Camry
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
Komoroski has been charged on three counts of Felony DUI with death and or great bodily injury. She is currently being held without bond in Sheriff Al Canon Detention Center in North Charleston.
Her attorneys filed a motion last week that says she poses no flight risk or danger to the community as they argued for her release on bail.
‘The personal characteristics of Jamie Lee Komoroski, coupled with her strong family support and ties to the community, heavily counsel in favor of her release from custody,’ the motion said.
It also stated how she has struggled for years with alcohol dependence, depression and anxiety.
‘Jamie, with the support of her family, is committed and prepared to engage in intense, inpatient substance abuse and mental health rehabilitation immediately upon her release,’ the motion stated.
Earlier this week a video was released that showed Komoroski crying that her ‘life was over’ during a phone call from a county jail
Komoroski had a blood alcohol level three times higher than the legal driving limit when she crashed a Toyota Camry into newlyweds Samantha, 34, and Aric Hutchinson, 36
Earlier this week a video was released that showed Komoroski crying that her ‘life was over’ during a phone call from a county jail.
Two days after the accident during a call with her parents she cried: ‘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.’
‘I can’t believe this is my life… my whole life is going to be over,’ she added.
Her father tried to console her but also told her firmly that it was time to ‘suck it up’ and ‘get tough’.
‘I can’t,’ she replied. ‘I want it to be over.’
Komoroski’s father also told her that she was going to have to get used to life in jail, that she could come out a better person, but was ‘going to have to do time’.
In a strange twist it last week emerged that Traci too was once involved in a fatal car crash.
In 2013, Komoroski’s 62-year-old mother killed Forest Fire Service Warden Jeffery Scheuerer when she could not see him due to heavy smoke as he battled a blaze in Clinton Township, New Jersey.
It was deemed a ‘tragic accident’ as a sudden wind shift obscured his firetruck which was partially blocking a lane of traffic and its flashing lights. No charges were filed.
Komoroski’s new motion for bond will be heard at her next court appearance, June 16.