Family and friends have paid tribute to a year 12 student killed in a horror smash in rural South Australia.
Blade Edwards, 17, was heading home to Balaklava, 90km north of Adelaide, in his new car when tragedy struck.
“He was one of the nicest blokes you’ll ever meet, he had a smile that could melt metal,” friend Jordan Alsop revealed.
The teen died instantly when he lost control on a dirt road at Pinery on Sunday afternoon.
He’d just picked up a new car and was minutes from home.
“No words can explain it, honestly, no words can explain it,” friend Ty Robertson said.
Tributes were laid at the scene on Monday as friends remembered the car enthusiast who had a heart of gold.
“I love ya and i’m always gonna love ya buddy, you’re always gonna be in my heart,” Mr Alsop said.
In a written statement, his family says Blade was “taken too soon” and “the loving memories will stay with them forever”.
“I cannot describe how much I’m gonna miss that kid, I got to work this morning and all I’ve done all day is wait for him to pull around the corner,” Mr Aslop added.
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Students as Blade’s school have been offered counselling as they try to come to terms with losing a second class mate to a car crash in the last year.
Blade’s best friend Damian Marker was killed in a horror smash at Salisbury.
“It’s heartbreaking, the only thing i can say is they’re both up there together,” Mr Alsop said.