MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - People both in Charleston and Tuscaloosa, Ala. are mourning the loss of Quintin Miller, the victim in a deadly car crash on the Ravenel Bridge last weekend.
Miller's friends and family are remembering him and raising awareness about drunk driving, even though they are 500 miles apart.
The early morning fiery crash took Miller's life and sent 32-year-old Adam Burnell to jail facing felony DUI charges. The tragedy has people grieving, but also taking action.
"This could be prevented that would be amazing," said Miller's friend Camille Key. "Now it's awful on both ends."
Miller's friends are already planning memorials to remember him, both in Charleston and 500 miles away at his former home in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
"He was always there if you needed anything," said friend Jaime Price.
Price worked with miller at a bar in Tuscaloosa while he attended the University of Alabama. Price and others are gathering in January to remember him. Nine hours away, friends in Charleston will be doing the same.
"Losing people is awful, but if something positive can come out of this where it can create awareness or save lives that would be the best you can hope for," Key said.
Key is one of the people planning a memorial in Charleston for Miller. The memorial will not only remember Miller, but will raise awareness about drunk driving.
"It's so tragic, but something positive has to come out of it. Just don't drink and drive," she said. "(The suspect) is going to leave a lot of broken hearts since this happened."
The memorial will be held in January at the Music Farm. There, funds will be raised to help the family pay for funeral costs.
Burnell was has been charged with felony DUI, but was released on bond on Sunday.