Its news no parents ever want to hear, their child has been killed in a wreck. The parents of a 16 year old killed in a single vehicle accident talk to WSFA 12 News about the tragedy and how they'll remember their daughter.
Regenia Gibbs wrapped up her freshman year at Taylor Road Academy Wednesday. She already had plans for the summer. Her parents tell WSFA 12 News she was going to learn to ride horses. But, on her way to take friends home from a night at the movies, Regenia lost control of her car. The SUV flipped several times, her friends survived, Regenia died at the scene. "She was such a cautious driver. She was on us when we messed up," says Regenia's mother Sandra Gibbs.
Her parents A.J. and Sandra remember their daughter as a girl who enjoyed life to the fullest, a good listener and talented artists. In fact, one of her pieces hangs in the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. The museum was so impressed with Regenia's work, they chose to buy a piece. "She was proud of that piece," says Gibbs.
Her parents were proud of her. Now, they're relying on friends, family and faith to help them get through their greatest loss. "We're going to miss her," says Gibbs.
Regenia planned to go to the University of Alabama and become a crime scene investigator technician.