L to R: Emily and Annah Robinson, Forrest Blake | Source: https://www.facebook.com/AnnahFaithRobinson
LUMPKIN COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -
A Lumpkin County High School sophomore was killed in a car crash Saturday night. At about 7:30 p.m., a 2014 Ford Mustang hit a tree on Rail Hill Road near Rock House Road.
On Tuesday some of her classmates gathered in the school gym to hold a private prayer circle to help them deal with the tragic loss of 16-year-old Annah Robinson.
Sophomores Austin Pierce and C. J. Wohlpart took part in the student-led prayer circle.
"It was amazing actually. To be around all those people and to feel each other. The support from this community is absolutely amazing," said Pierce.
"It's is heartwarming for all of use. We all participated in it. Everyone, we all came together," said Wohlpart.
Annah died in the accident. Her sister, Emily Robinson, 13, was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital. She was later taken to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, where she remains in critical condition.
Classmates at Emily's school also held a private prayer circle, asking that she make a speedy recovery.
On Monday, school Superintendent Dewey Moye told CBS Atlanta News that Annah was a well-known student.
"[She was] outstanding, a cheerleader and very involved with activities. A very talented, very bright and promising young lady. We're all have a hard time coping with the loss," said Moye.
Wohlpart is one of the students who painted well wishes on the giant rock outside the high school.
"She was kind of like a sister to me. And I will never forget her," said Wohlpart.
The school had six grief counselors for students returning from the three-day holiday weekend.
Annah's boyfriend, Forrest Blake, 18, who was driving the car, was injured and was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
A memorial service at the school on Wednesday at 6 p.m. will be rescheduled for sometime next week to help accommodate the family.
The girls' mother is a longtime teacher with the district.
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