News 12 at 6 o'clock, Dec. 13, 2007
AIKEN, S.C. -- Friends and neighbors are remembering the life of a seven-year-old boy who died in a car crash. Neighbors say the Miller family was a close knit one. And now, their family torn apart as their seven-year-old son, Glen Adam Miller, Jr., is killed in a crash Wednesday night.
Frances Ingram used to ride her 4-wheeler with her best friend and neighbor, Glen Adam Miller Junior.
"He was a good friend of mine. He was really nice," says Frances.
And now, that good friend is gone. This after a fatal crash in Aiken.
"Every time we get to talking about it, I start to cry," says Frances.
The Aiken Department of Public Safety says the driver, Audrianna Miller, turned out of the BP Station on the corner of York Street and Rutland Drive in Aiken. She made a right. Then, Audrianna tried to make a U-turn. She was in the right hand lane. A tractor trailer in the left hand lane. She decided to make the U-turn and that's when the tractor trailer hit the SUV on the driver's side. The seven-year-old boy was thrown from the vehicle.
"When I go over to his house riding 4-wheelers, it's gonna make me sad because he isn't going to be there anymore," says Frances.
Frances' mom broke the news to her daughter this morning at school.
"When she first told me, I started crying," says Frances.
And she wasn't the only one.
"When I first heard about it, I had tears roll down my face. My heart goes out to them," says Frances' mom Shannon Powell.
Frances says the two would always say hi to each other at school.
"When I saw him in the hallway, he would just walk past me and say hi. I'd be like, 'Hey!' Because I didn't think this day was going to ever come," says Frances.
The other three people in the car -- Audrianna, her 14 year old sister Vanessa and her 10 year old sister Jessica -- were taken to MCG, where they were treated and released.
Initial reports say Glen was not wearing a seatbelt.