On Friday, April 28th 2023 Samantha Miller spent the day celebrating her wedding to the love of her life, Aric Hutchinson, with all of their closest friends and family in Folly Beach, South Carolina where they lived. The night ended in tragedy when Samantha Miller, Aric Hutchinson, Benjamin Garrett and Brogan Garrett were struck in a golf cart by a drunk driver going 65mph in a 25mph zone. Samantha was killed instantly. She was still in her wedding dress. Garrett, Brogan and Aric were transferred to a hospital where they are recovering. Aric now has to continue on without the love of his life.
Sam Miller was pure love. There isn’t and won’t be another person on this planet that shined the way she did. She was loud. Not with her voice but with her heart. She could make anyone, anywhere smile ear to ear, probably with a vulgar joke. She made the uncomfortable comfortable and brought peace, confidence, and laughter to everyone around her. Love at first sight wasn’t just possible with her, it was a given. Her smile would make you fall in love in an instant. She was the one person everyone knew would never ever give up on them. She was unbelievably special.
Samantha was fearless and that's exactly how she spent the last day of her life. She was so excited to start her life with Aric. She had no nerves or hesitation that day. You could feel the love on the beach. But she was more than just a bride. She was a daughter, a sister, a friend to all, a mother to two cats. She was a beautiful person, inside and out, who just wanted to make the people around her smile. Please donate whatever you can give to our family. We are going through unimaginable pain and need all of the help we can get.
Pictured above is Samantha with her father, mother, brother and sister. Pictured below is Sam with the other love of her life, her best friend. These are the people who are hurting. These are the people whose lives have been changed forever by this loss.