by: Alina Machado Updated:
CUMMING, Ga. - Those closest to a high school student killed in a car crash Monday afternoon are struggling to cope with their loss.
"A parent never wants to bury his child," said Rick Robins, the teen's father. "It's horrible"
Authorities said Kyle Robins, 17, was driving his car down Hendrix Road when he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a pickup truck.
Robins died at the scene. Joel Knost, a passenger in Robins' car, survived.
"He was just a good, all around child," said Barbara Robins. "He was so popular and so loved."
She said she was at North Forsyth High School for a parent-teacher conference for her daughter when the crash happened.
Barbara Robins said she then rushed to the scene of the crash as soon as she heard what happened.
"The driver's side was covered with a sheet so I knew he had gone," said Barbara Robins. "I was screaming his name, 'Kyle, Kyle' and they wouldn't let me go down to see him."
Three people in a pickup truck, including North Forsyth High School Senior Allyson Jameson, suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Robins' parents are now preparing to honor the memory of their oldest son, a young man who loved golf and baseball, and who dreamed of becoming a doctor.
"Every minute of life with your child is precious," said Barbara Robins. "You've got to hang onto that and not let it go."
A celebration of life service is scheduled for Friday afternoon at Mountain Lake Church in Cumming. The service
will start at 5 p.m. and will be open to the public.