Edward Bush, 16, from Henley on Thames, was one of three youngsters seriously injured after being struck by a car on the A82 near Inverness on Thursday.
Police said the trio were pedestrians when the crash, involving a white Audi Q3, happened at Kirkton, near Lochend.
He was taken to Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, where police confirmed he passed away.
Edward’s family said he would “remain eternally loved.”
In a statement issued through Police Scotland, they said: "Edward will be missed so much by so many, as he was a truly outstanding young man with such an incredible and bright future ahead of him.
“He will never be forgotten and will remain eternally loved and adored by his brothers, parents, family, and friends"
A 16-year-old girl remains in hospital in a critical condition.
Another 16-year-old girl has been discharged from hospital.
Police inquiries into the fatal crash are on-going.
Road Policing Sergeant Angus Macleod said: “It's important we establish exactly what happened.
“I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash but has not yet spoken to police to come forward.
“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dash cam footage which could help with our investigation."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 2448 of Thursday, 3 June, 2021.
The road was closed for six hours while officers carried out an investigation.