Victim in fiery Ravenel Bridge wreck identified

Quentin Miller

The victim of a fiery wreck on the Ravenel Bridge early Saturday morning was a popular bartender at two local restaurants.

Quentin Miller, 32, of Mount Pleasant, died in the 4 a.m. wreck when his car was hit from the rear by a driver who police said was drunk.

Police charged Adam Joseph Brunelle, 32, of Mount Pleasant, with felony DUI. Brunelle, an assistant manager at Husk Restaurant in downtown Charleston, was not seriously hurt in the wreck and was released Sunday from the Charleston County Detention Center on a $52,349 surety bond.

Miller tended bar at Henry's in downtown Charleston and on Seabrook Island, where he also loved to play golf, according to his mother, Nancy Miller of Dothan, Ala.

"Everybody loved him," she said by phone Sunday. "Everybody went to him for advice. He had such an incredible sense of humor."

He was an avid fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers and planned to travel to Florida to see them face Clemson in the Orange Bowl, she said.

Miller was born in Huntington, W.Va. He graduated from high school in Dothan and went to the University of Alabama to study nutrition and exercise science to be a personal trainer.

He quit school about three years ago to follow his girlfriend to Mount Pleasant, his mother said.

In his spare time, Miller played the acoustic guitar.

Survivors include his mother and father, retired Army Maj. Terry Miller, both of Dothan, Ala.; a brother, Justin Miller, 31, of Concord, N.C.; and a sister, Jennifer Miller-Garza, 37, of West Point, N.Y.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.