South Carolina: Husk’s settlement of lawsuit over fiery death of Quentin Gregory Miller caused by its employee’s booze cruise sends chills through industry

From Post & Courier
The parent company of Husk restaurant has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by the family of a Mount Pleasant man killed last winter in a fiery car crash on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, according to court documents.
The accident and subsequent lawsuit sent shock waves through the local restaurant community, a reaction framed by Husk’s rapid rise to fame and high profile nationally.
At least one local restaurant group reacted strongly in the accident’s wake, stunned not only by the human loss but in fear of being held accountable for an alcohol-related death. Another said the events should serve as a painful wake-up call.
Quentin Gregory Miller died at the scene of the wreck on Dec. 17. Police said Miller, 32, was driving a Mustang that was struck from behind, slammed into a concrete wall and burst into flames, trapping Miller inside.
The other car, an Audi, was driven by Adam Joseph Burnell, 32, of Mount Pleasant, who was an assistant manager and sommelier at Husk at the time. ….MORE
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