Neighbors remember boy killed in wreck

By: Gene Petriello Email
By: Gene Petriello Email

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.

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  • by Jamie Popp His cousin Location: Yorkville, Ohio on Dec 21, 2008 at 10:10 AM
    Adam i have missed you ever since the day the tragedy happened. we might come down there soon and i never want you to forget that i love you Nor dread nor hope attend A dying animal; A man awaits his end Dreading and hoping all; Many times he died, Many times rose again. A great man in his pride Confronting murderous men Casts derision upon Supersession of breath; He knows death to the bone Man has created death. i miss you alot bubby i never knew i could hurt this much but i do. i think of you as days go by and blame myself for what happened. i miss you so so so so so so so so so much and i love even moree.
  • by Aunt Kim Location: Ohio on Dec 19, 2007 at 07:29 AM
    I post this to Richard and many more like you. You need to read the whole story before you voice this kind of an opition about someone. You don't know anything about my family. The strong love, the bond of ours, and our children. We are all children of god, and a very close knit family. Our children are our top most priority, for they are so innocent! I pray god takes good care of my precious nephew Adam, and spares my lovely, loving, niece Audriana from her pain. Folks, hold your dear ones close. Look at and love your babies everyday. They need you! My family has always taught me, you bring them up, you teach them right from wrong, but you just pray they do what is right. We can't be there all the time for them, but love them every minute you can, because you may not see them tomorrow. I talk on behalf of the Morse family, but my thoughts, comments,love and respect is carried over to the Miller family for their pain and loss. Merry Christmas, God Bless! Kim.
  • by dee Location: aiken on Dec 18, 2007 at 01:02 PM
    I want to say iam sorry for the lost.I will keep the family in paryer.I know its hard but we have to still hold our heads high and know he is heaven.May good bless you and be with every last one of you.
  • by billy Location: aiken on Dec 18, 2007 at 12:59 PM
    I dont care what you people think,I feel sorry the child is dead,but there is a reason behind all of this.I lost a daughter myself in 2002 at the age 24.The reason for this dealth god needed thid child more then it was needed here.We know hes in heaven.You cant blame his sister this is gods choice and everyone is munbered in this have live day by day,dont count on tommrow Billy Shealy
  • by LH Location: Aiken on Dec 18, 2007 at 09:28 AM
    Just to the family, you are in our hearts and we pray that each day gets better for you. Please know that there are many of us who love all of you. Stay strong and know that we are always here if you need anything! We love you!!
  • by Tracy Location: Aiken on Dec 17, 2007 at 06:55 PM
    Many families have a teenage child to escort their younger siblings to school, practices, and other activites. This is just an accident that happened to my child. My daughters were only a bit bruised up and are getting better physically by the day. God must have needed him in heaven for a good reason to take him from us so early. As for you Richard in Martinez I forgive you for your heartlessness and I pray to God that something like this never happens to your family. May God forgive you. I would like to thank everyone that has helped and prayed for my family during this difficult ordeal. From my heart to yours, Happy Holidays, The Miller Family Thank you Kathy and Renee(oh by the way he was in a booster seat by the door where the truck hit.) To the WRDW staff, would you please try to post my 2 post together so they can be read right. Thank you and God Bless
  • by Tracy Location: Aiken on Dec 17, 2007 at 06:39 PM
    My son was the one killed in this accident. I came here to try and get some of the rumors straight about this accident. My daughter was not trying to make a U-turn and this was stated to the police at the scene. All she wanted to do was get into the left lane to avoid a slow moving car in front of her. She is a good girl who has a job, goes to school and loves her family. She has never got a single moving violation or speeding ticket. She has made this trip with them multiple times. If it wasn't for her being able to take/pick them up from activities they wouldn't be able to do them. Their father and I work full time to support them so they can be involved in sports, including the martial arts class they just completed on that horrible day. My son was a normal 7 year old boy who of course likes to argue with his sisters. He had his seatbelt on but took it off to get some candy that they just bought. The girls told him to get his seatbelt back on but it was too late.
  • by kim Location: aiken on Dec 17, 2007 at 07:58 AM
    this is to richard the scum. accidents happen all the time and this was a true acciedent. she was the boy sister and how many kids you know listen to there older siblings not many do. don't you think she is going through enough right now. she did not mean for this to happen and i think you owe her and her family an appology. my thoughts are with the family and especialy audriana
  • by Ann Location: Aiken on Dec 16, 2007 at 09:19 PM
    Don't you think that the young driver will be punished enough just living with the fact that this was her brother, her baby brother, that was killed while she was behind the wheel? And even if it wasn't a relative, she will never, ever, forgive herself. Pray this never happens to someone you love.
  • by candye Location: augusta on Dec 16, 2007 at 05:31 AM
    God be with the family during this time of hurt. heal them and forgive them Lord and help them to forgive themselves. May God be with you all during this time of tragedy
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