A GROOM has lost his bride after she was fatally struck by a drunk driver who smashed into the newlyweds' golf cart while they celebrated their new life together, police said.
Heart wrenching photos show Samantha Hutchison, 34, and her husband Aric smiling at a sparkler send-off just moments before tragedy struck the South Carolina wedding.
Samantha was riding in the cart in Folly Beach on Friday night with her new husband and two others when Jamie Lee Komoroski allegedly slammed into them at 65mph.
The speed limit in the small town is 25mph.
The cart flew 100 yards and rolled several times, killing the bride and leaving the groom with life-threatening injuries, Aric's mother Annette wrote in a GoFundMe.
Chief Andrew Gilreath said the golf cart, which was decorated with cans and a "just married" sign was mangled and left on its side, CNN reported.
Aric suffered several broken bones and a brain injury and has already gone through one of two reconstructive surgeries, his mom said.
The other two victims were also injured, one seriously.
Annette shared photos of the couple grinning while family and friends celebrated them on what was supposed to be one of the best days of their lives.
She followed the now-tragic photos with images of the surviving victims, who were left bloodied and bruised by the crash.
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"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," the mom wrote.
"Aric has lost the love of his life."
The fundraiser has amassed over $350,000 for burial and medical costs.
Komoroski, 25, has been charged with reckless vehicular homicide and three counts of driving under the influence causing great bodily harm.
It's unclear at this time if she has a lawyer.
Officials confirmed that the newlywed couple was legally driving the golf cart on the road when they were struck.
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