CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A Charlottesville teen was tragically killed after a car crash in Fluvanna County over the weekend. Now his friends and family are making sure he's properly laid to rest.

Edgar Meza was an 11th-grade student at Charlottesville High School. His friends say he was a hard worker, a good friend, and as loyal as they come.

His father is buried in Mexico, where Meza was born, but his mother needs money to get Meza's body back home.

His friends want to raise money so the teen can be buried next to his dad.

"None of this feels real. Like that phone call right there that changed my life. Like that's my little boy and he's gone,” said Meza’s friend who goes by “D.”

It was an emotional night when friends and family gathered on Thursday.

"He had everybody's back. And we had his back, you know what I'm saying. But, accidents happen I guess. I don't really know what to say because it's tragic,” said another of Meza’s friends, Daren. "He was just a really good guy. He was honest, he never really would let you down."

Friends say Meza loved fishing, swimming, and just hanging out with friends, who became like family.

"Everything he did, he did straight for his mom. Like everything. We went to cut grass and do yards and he would just straight up give the money to his mom to help pay bills,” D said.

Now, Meza's friends are collecting money to transport his body back to Mexico, so he can be laid next to his father.

A GoFundMe called “Help Edgar Meza Make it Home” has a goal of raising $15,000. In order to raise the money, Meza's friends are looking for support from the community.

"We just need to extend this GoFundMe further,” said D.

Right now, Meza's family and friends have raised enough money for a memorial service in Charlottesville. 

"His father passed away a few years ago. [Edgar’s mother] really has no other family here; she has friends and stuff like that but no family. She wants to be able to get home with her family and for her son to be with his dad,” said Candi Bowen, a Meza family friend.

So far, the GoFundMe has raised $4,000. For more information, click here.

The crash occurred early Saturday morning on Thomas Jefferson Parkway.