Loved ones are grieving the loss of 16-year-old hit on I-29 at Northwest 72nd Street.
Alexander Robinson, 16, died days after he was hit.
Kansas City, Mo., police say a semi-truck driver hit Robinson.
The family held out hope he might recover, but tonight they say he’s not going to make it.
“The amount of visitors he’s had has been overwhelming, like it’s been over 150 people I’ve seen come up here,” said Myka Milliken, his mother “He’s left such an impression. He impacted so many lives in 16 years.”
Robinson wanted to be an aviation mechanic. He was working at Culvers and was on track to graduate from Park Hill High School next year.
Milliken said his death has resonated with the Park Hill community.
“Teachers have called in tears, can’t even speak because they’re so sad about his passing,” she said. “I’m just like, wow. And they all say the same thing. ‘he was such a bright light.'”
Kansas City police say Robinson was hit last Wednesday night around 9:30 p.m.
Milliken believes he was crossing the interstate to head to a friend’s house.
The semi-truck that struck him never stopped.
“I’m mad. I’m sad, I’m angry, I’m hurt, I’m disappointed. And I’m just trying to figure out, you know, how to move forward each day.”
She hasn’t left the hospital since Wednesday and doesn’t think she’ll be able to return home because she got the house for him.
“He made the environment great, as they would say is his energy. He was positive. Kid, live, laugh, love. So if you don’t take anything from that live laugh, love that, that’s all you can do in this world.”
Robinson chose to be an organ donor, meaning he will help save the lives of eight other people.
A Meal Train has been set up to help family members.