Drunk driver who killed bride hours after wedding is pictured dressed as can of BUD LIGHT
A drunk driver who mowed down and killed a bride hours after her wedding has been pictured dressed as a bottle of Bud Light, as it’s claimed she is now on suicide watch in jail.
Jamie Lee Komoroski, 25, was snapped in the outfit in November 2018 – when she was underage. She had Bud Light logos strapped to her wrists and legs and the word ‘year’ scrawled on her T-Shirt.
The outfit appears to have been a boozy Halloween pun on Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear, with Komoroski also wearing a makeshift pair of wings, similar to those seen on the toy spaceman.
That snap is one of many on Komoroski’s Instagram that refer to alcohol, or show her enjoying a drink. She is accused of drunkenly killing Samantha Hutchinson, 34, and injuring Samantha’s husband Aric, 36.
The killer drunkard is said to have told cops that she wanted to take her own life after being questioned in hospital.
Jamie Komoroski pictured in November 2018, dressed in a Bud Light Year Halloween costume. Images across the suspect’s Instagram page show she is a regular consumer of alcohol
In Komoroski’s most recent Instagram post, she poses in a white bikini and captioned the snap ‘Did someone say tequila?’
Komorski, pictured in an Instagram snap, slammed her car into Samantha and Aric Hutchison Friday night, killing Samantha and injuring her new husband Aric
Her most recent photo – uploaded to Instagram last Tuesday – show her posing on a beach in a white bikini, with the caption ‘Did someone say tequila?’
Another uploaded on May 22 shows her clutching a can with the caption ‘Chin up, butter cup!’.
And in October 2018, Komoroski was snapped holding up a bottle of what appeared to be sparkling wine to her mouth, with the caption ‘Tailgate Queens.’
Hauntingly, Komoroski uploaded a photograph of herself on Folly Beach on March 28 – the same spot where her victims held their nuptials before Friday’s tragic crash.
Komoroski shared a photo of herself on Folly Beach in South Carolina in March – the same spot where her victims held their nuptials hours before the deadly crash
Samantha and Aric are pictured on Folly Beach last Friday, hours before the crash that would kill the bride and seriously injure her husband
Meanwhile, Komoroski is now being monitored over fears she’ll try to take her own life following the horrific smash, the New York Post reported.
She slammed her car into a golf cart carrying Samantha Hutchinson, 34, and her new husband Aric Hutchinson, 36, hours after their wedding in Folly Beach.
Samantha was killed by the 65mph impact, with Aric and two other passengers left seriously-injured.
The tragic bride’s mom and sister have since spoken out about how Samantha was having the happiest day of her life hours before her tragic death, and shared poignant snaps of her enjoying life as a newlywed hours before she was killed.
Folly Beach officials said Komoroski was not injured in the deadly smash. She was driving 65mph in a 25mph zone at the time of the crash and smelled of alcohol, but refused a field sobriety test.
According to the affidavit, she told first responders that she had consumed one beer and one tequila shot before getting behind the wheel.
When asked by officers how she felt on a scale of one to ten – ten being completely sober – Komoroski allegedly said she was an eight.
Results from Komoroski’s blood tests are still pending, but Charleston County records show that she was charged with three felony DUIs resulting in great bodily injury or death and one count of reckless homicide.
She is being held without bail.
She 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.
In another picture, Komoroski, who was driving 65mph in a 25mph zone prior to the catch, poses on a boat with what appears to be an alcoholic beverage
Komoroski (right) and friends, pose with bottles of wine during a college tailgate
Aric has had one reconstruction surgery and is set to have another, as well as suffering numerous broken bones and a brain injury
Jamie Komoroski, 25, has been charged with three counts of felony DUI resulting in great bodily harm or death and one count of reckless homicide
The newlyweds 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
Komoroski was first charged with speeding on 31 May 2018 in Horry County, South Carolina – home of Myrtle Beach and Coastal Carolina University, where Komoroski attended school.
She was accused of speeding less than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit, to which she pleaded guilty and paid a $76.50 fine.
Later that year, Komoroski pleaded guilty to a count of driving a vehicle at a speed that is unreasonable road conditions. She was arrested in November during a rare freeze warning in the popular tourist area.
In 2019, Komoroski was again charged with speeding 10mph or less over the speed limit, to which she again pleaded guilty and paid another $76.50.
More recently, she was cited for failure to use a turn signal or stop signal, to which she pleaded guilty on April 5, 2023, and paid a $25 fine.
A GoFundMe for Aric and his family has raised more than $390k with Anette, his mother, writing: ‘I was handed Aric’s wedding ring in a plastic bag at the hospital, five hours after Sam placed it on his finger and they read each other their vows. Aric has lost the love of his life.’