A 16-year-old man, who was supposed to be the best man at a wedding, died in a crash while traveling to the venue of the nuptials in Indian Creek Valley Road, Saltlick Township, Fayette County, Georgia on Saturday, Aug. 13.

The victim, identified as 16-year-old Tyler Nicholson, was reportedly traveling with his friend 19-year-old Ryan Leighty to Leighty's wedding on Saturday, Aug. 13, when their trip took a tragic turn. Leighty was driving a Ford Mustang and Nicholson was his passenger. However, during their journey to the wedding, their car lost control and hit another vehicle turning onto Calvary Church Road, CBS News reported.

Nicholson, who was supposed to be the best man at the wedding, was pronounced dead at the scene. Both Nicholson and Leighty were not wearing any seatbelts and the vehicle did not have an airbag system.

Following the incident, Leighty, who suffered grievous injuries in the accident, was flown to a local hospital for immediate treatment. The driver of the other vehicle that crashed was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. However, there's no update on his condition.

"He went to the car wash to get the car washed to take pictures after the wedding," said Shelby Leighty, Nicholson's girlfriend.

Some friends gathered around a memorial of Nicholson at the crash scene on Monday afternoon. The memorial at the crash scene had flowers, balloons, and pictures of Nicholson, KESQ News Channel 3 reported.

"He was only 16 years old. It wasn't his time, but God wanted it to be and needed him up there more than we needed him down here," Shelby Leighty said.

"(Nicholson) was very, very compassionate for other people," said Caleb Russell, Nicholson's friend, who gathered at the memorial.

Many of Nicholson's friends said they're still in shock at what happened.

"He knows we love him, and I think he loves us. We sat up here for five hours yesterday just talking about him. We laughed, we giggled talking about all the dumb stuff we all used to do with them," Russell said.

"I love him, and I'll miss him forever," Shelby Leighty said.

State police said the investigation into the incident is ongoing. They added that no charges have been filed in connection with the incident.

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