Inseparable brothers, 15 and 17, both killed in a car crash on the way to school

Two Georgia brothers who were just a year apart in school and close enough that they could finish each other’s sentences were involved in a fatal car crash that ended up claiming both of their lives. 

Jared Brown, 17, was driving to Dacula High School in his Honda Accord on Friday with his 15-year-old brother Jaison when their car collided with a PT Cruiser being driven by Richard Ford, 44.

The high school senior was pronounced dead shortly after the crash on Georgia Highway 316 and his brother, a junior, was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Jared Brown, 17 (left), and his brother Jaison, 15 (right), were in a car crash on their way to school on Friday

Jaison was able to hold on for a little while after the crash, but he ceased having brain activity at some point on Friday night and was later pronounced dead, the Gwinett Daily Post reported.

A candlelit vigil was held at the school in support of both brothers on Friday night and officials also asked students to wear brown to a football game on Saturday night to honor the Brown boys.

Family members described the brothers, who wore numbers 16 and 17 for the varsity soccer team, as ‘close, playful and deeply competitive’, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Brown family released a statement thanking the physicians and nurses at Gwinnett Medical Center who worked to save their son and said they were thankful for all the prayers and support.

Paul and Merrill Brown said their family had ‘found strength and comfort through the large outpouring of prayers and kindness from the community’.

GoFundMe account to raise money for the family’s expenses has been created.

Ford was injured in the crash but he is expected to recover.

Source: The DailyMail

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