FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Family members and students gathered at a vigil Monday night in honor of one teen who was killed and another who was injured in a wreck in south Fulton County.
Westlake High School students are pulling for 16-year-old Koryn McLeod as she fights for her life and are remembering 16-year-old Mycah Roberts, who lost her life in the crash.
The crash happened around 10 p.m. Sunday night on Cascade-Palmetto Highway. Police say the SUV carrying the teens somehow left the road and went into the woods.
Mycah's father talked to Channel 2’s Carl Willis moments after her school community, including her softball teammates, gathered at the ball field and released balloons.
"It really made me feel like she wasn't just here to be here. She touched so many lives. She wasn't just a great softball player,” said Mycah’s father Mike Roberts.
Koryn's mother, Tony McLeod, says a witness saw the SUV swerve and hit a tree and called for help. She says that may have given her daughter the chance she needs to survive. McLeod says the two friends and teammates were going to celebrate the start of the new school year, a year that those at Westlake High say will be much different after this tragedy.
"I know Koryn is going to pull through because Koryn is just that type of person. It's just crazy and I still don't believe it that's Mycah's gone,” said their friend Kayla White.
Mycah's father believes she's in a better place.
"The only thing I can say is she's an angel and right now, she's flying with the angels," Roberts said.