Man Whose Wife Was Killed On Their Wedding Day Has Woken Up And Is Planning Her Funeral

Man Whose Wife Was Killed On Their Wedding Day Has Woken Up And Is Planning Her Funeral GoFundMe

Aric Hutchinson, the man whose wife, Samantha Miller, was killed by a drunk driver on their wedding day, is now planning her funeral. The couple was riding in a golf cart after celebrating their reception when Jamie Lee Komoroski crashed into them while driving 60mph while under the influence. Miller died of her injuries while Hutchinson was taken to hospital in critical condition. While he’s luckily going to make a recovery, the loss of his new bride will likely never leave him.

According to Hutchinson’s mother, Annette, her son suffered two broken legs in the crash, one of which required surgery to repair. He also had “broken bones in his face which also had to be surgically repaired [and a] broken vertebrae in his back, brain bleeds, and numerous cuts with stitches,” according to an update posted on the family’s GoFundMe page.

In addition to recovering from his injuries, Aric Hutchinson is now having to plan Samantha Miller’s funeral.

“On April 28th, what started as the happiest day for Aric and Sam ended with a tragedy. We are missing Sam more than anything, she instantly fit into our family from the first day Aric and Sam met, she was everything to my son and changed him for the better,” Annette wrote. “She could light up a room with her presence and had an ease about her. They shared many hopes and dreams for their future including children and building a house.”

She added: “[Aric] is physically recovering at home while trying to come to terms with the loss of his beautiful wife. Now he is doing the unimaginable of planning Sam’s funeral along with her family. We wish to thank everyone who has given us hope through thoughtful words of encouragement and generous donations.”

At the time of writing, the family has raised more than $710,000.

Jennifer has been the managing editor of Bolde since its launch in 2014. Before that, she was the founding editor of HelloGiggles and also worked as an entertainment writer for Bustle and Digital Spy. Her work has been published in Bon Appetit, Decider, Vanity Fair, The New York TImes, and many more.
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