JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Tuesday was an especially difficult day for Bobbie Krebs. It's the three-year anniversary of her daughter's death. It's also the day her daughter would have graduated from high school.
Kimber Krebs was a freshman at Ed White High School when she was killed in a car crash. Two other freshman also died in the crash. An unlicensed driver, Brandon Hodges, was driving them to the beach on the last day of school when a tire blew and the car crashed.
"It's just hard because these were all her friends, her class. It just makes me wonder what it would be like today," Krebs told Action News.
The school gave the parents of Kimber Krebs, Erin Hurst and John Kiely honorary diplomas during graduation. A fourth student, Tiphne Hollis, was also honored.
Hollis was shot and killed in 2010. Her killer has never been caught.
"It's painful to see all her friends graduate and my daughter is no longer here," says Tiphne's mother, Shanda Whitaker.
The graduation ceremony was full of mixed emotions for the class of 2012. Students had tears in their eyes as they remembered their classmates.
Another Ed White student who survived the car crash, Jimmy Gracia, received his diploma.
Kimber Krebs' mother says the honorary diploma means a lot to her family. It's also a way to keep Kimber's memory alive.
"To graduate meant a lot to her so it's going to mean everything to me to be able to put her diploma up there with her brother's and sister's."