HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – A community is mourning the loss of a teenage girl who was killed in a car crash Thursday afternoon.
Her boyfriend is still in the hospital with serious injuries.
"It's been, like, a nightmare," said Anthony Reel. "It really hasn't sunk in yet."
Reel just got back from the funeral home. His daughter lost her life in the accident.
"I just can't explain it," Reel said. "Half of my heart is gone."
Huntersville Police say two vehicles were traveling on McCoy Road yesterday afternoon around 5 o'clock when one of them crossed the center line, hitting head-on with the other. Reel says his daughter, 14-year old Enjoneah Reel, was the passenger in a car driven by Kalvin McCollum. Enjoneah was pronounced dead on the scene, McCollum is in stable condition.
Scene one day later after fatal crash in Huntersville. Family members say teen girl was killed, teen boy injured pic.twitter.com/9IDT0zTJHF— Dan Yesenosky (@WCNCDanY) August 12, 2016
Reel says he spoke with him at the hospital today.
"He said he remembered the car swerving towards him and he swerved, and that was it," Reel said. "And it was just, the impact."
Reel says his daughter was a track star, running the 100 meter, 200 meter, relays and throwing shot put. She and McCollum both attend North Mecklenburg High School.
"[She was] The perfect child," Reel said. "I couldn't have asked for a more perfect child."
Now Reel and the North Meck community are trying to find a way to move forward.
"It's going to take time," Reel said. "It's a healing process and I'm glad I've got God to help me get through this."
CMS said they didn't have any comment to add when NBC Charlotte reached out for a statement Friday.