Co-owner of cafe remembered after deadly Folly Road wreck

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A Folly Beach man killed in a head-on collision was remembered by family and friends Monday night.

On Sunday afternoon, 33-year-old Joshua Miller and 75-year-old James Minchew collided on Folly Road. Both men died of blunt force trauma and several others were injured in the crash.

A vigil was held Monday night for Miller, who started How Art Thou Café on James Island.

Friends and family gathered inside and out of How Art Thou Café to remember a man they say was a model husband and father.

"I'm just shocked by the tragedy and wanted to be here to support their family," said Mark Yampolsky, who played music at the cafe.

Miller was the owner of how art thou cafe. Friends say it was his dream to open the shop.

"It was his passion to take the arts and to take food and to mix it all up and to just presenting it in a way that was fun," said James Island Seacoast Pastor Joey Svendsen.

Svendsen is the pastor of the church Miller attended. He says Miller greeted everyone with a big smile and knew no strangers. He says this vigil is about the miller family.

"To pray for his wife to pray for his kids and his close family members and friends but secondly just to give people a chance to grieve with one and other," Svendsen said.

The deadly accident happened on Folly Road between Bowen's Island Road and Sol Legare Road. Traffic was shut down for hours. The cause is still under investigation. Seven people, including young children, were taken to hospitals.

"Joshua was to me a model husband and a model father and a model follower of Christ," said church member Michael Eller.

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