Band alum killed in accident

Cassie Gibbs

News Editor


A former Troy University student was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Jan. 4 in Midland City.

Sean Claude Miller, a 2014 graduate of Troy University, was driving his 2006 Mini Cooper hit a Kenworth dump truck at the intersection of Hinton Waters Road on U.S. 231, according to a press release from Alabama State Troopers. The press release said that Miller was pronounced dead on the scene.

Miller graduated with a degree in music education. He was also an active member of the “Sound of the South” and Symphony Band, where he played the mellophone and French horn.

Mark Walker, the director of bands at Troy, sent out a statement speaking on the death of Miller.

In his statement, Walker described Miller’s achievements and said that he “was loved and respected by his friends, colleagues and professors.”

Miller was also a member of Phi Mu Alpha and Kappa Kappa Psi, band fraternities.

Devin Brackin, a senior computer science major from Geneva and member of Kappa Kappa Psi, said that Miller was a caring and passionate person.

“Sean was probably one of the most genuine people I know,” Brackin said. “He always cared about the people around him and was very passionate about learning and music. We crossed into KKPsi together. There was never a dull moment and he always kept things jumping.”

Miller was in his first year as band director at Dale County High School.

Miller is survived by his wife, Sherri Miller, another “Sound of the South” alum, and his daughter Mary Madilynn. Sherri Miller is also expecting.

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