Former Bainbridge resident dies in vehicle accident

A former Bainbridge resident died in a vehicle accident near Dothan, Ala., on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Sean Claude Miller, 24, passed away after his car collided with a truck on U.S. Highway 231 North in Midland City, Ala. at approximately 7:09 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Alabama State Patrol.

Miller was the band director for Dale County Schools.

According to Dale County High School’s website, he graduated from Bainbridge High School in 2009 and Troy University in 2014.

Miller’s parents are Joseph and Brenda Salter of Dothan, Ala. Both parents are educators who formerly taught in Decatur County Schools.

Dale County Ala. Schools issued the following press release:

“Tragedy struck the Dale County Schools family today. Mr. Sean Miller, Band Director at Dale County High School was tragically killed in an automobile accident this morning. Even though this was Sean`s first year at Dale County he had a profound impact on the students he mentored each day. He showed a genuine love and respect for them in a very humble way. His students loved and respected him and his loss will leave a big void in their lives.

We have a support system in place with ministers, counselors, and others. Please be in prayer for the Miller family, his wife Sherri and daughter Mary Madelyn. Also be in prayer for our students, faculty, and staff.

We will announce funeral arrangements when they are complete.”

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