GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Hundreds turned out Saturday night to watch the Dacula High School football game, which was played in honor of Jared and Jaison Brown, the two Dacula High School soccer players and brothers who were killed following a car accident Friday morning.
According to Gwinnett County Police on Saturday, the crash that killed 17-year-old Jared Brown, has now claimed the life of his brother, Jaison Brown, 15.
Gwinnett County police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan announced Saturday that Jaison Brown passed away late Friday.
An official press release from the Brown Family regarding the death of Jared and Jaison Brown:
"The collision took the life of Jared Brown (age 17) and Jaison Brown (age 15). Jared passed away yesterday morning and Jaison was pronounced dead last night at approximately 8:30pm due to no brain activity. The family would like to thank Gwinnett Medical Center and the many physicians and nurses who worked so diligently in effort to save his life. Unfortunately, his traumatic injuries were too great to overcome.
The parents, Paul and Merrill Brown, are grateful for all of the prayers and support for their family. Hundreds have come to Gwinnett Medical Center to show their love. They are so grateful to the outpouring of support given by their church family and pastoral staff at Lawrenceville Church of God. Several hundred students gathered last night at the Dacula High School football field for a candlelight ceremony honoring Jared and to pray for Jaison. Both Brown brothers played on the Dacula High soccer team. The family has found strength and comfort through the large outpouring of prayers and kindness from the community.
Tonight, the Dacula football team will host Archer High School for their game that was rescheduled from last night due to the horrific circumstances that the students were facing yesterday. Brian Long, principal of Dacula High School, stated that tonight’s game would show honor and respect to the Brown family by hosting a “brown out” by wearing all brown clothing to the game. The kickoff is scheduled for 7:30pm tonight at Dacula High School.
Memorial services will be arranged soon and the Brown family will release that information as soon as the details are finalized.
Friends of the family can show their support by contributing to a “Go Fund Me” account setup by one of the caring students from Dacula High School. You can access the account at: https://www.gofundme.com/ge7tv4ec
Thank you for your support of this family. They ask to respect their privacy by allowing them time to grieve with the immediate family."
Dacula High School Principal, Bryan Long also made a statement:
"Parents, students, and community members,
With great sadness, I write to inform you of the passing of Jaison Brown. Both Jaison and his brother Jared passed away as a result of Friday's tragic car accident.
Counselors will be available on Monday to support our students and staff. As a family, we can get through this very difficult time.
Tonight's football game will take place at 7:30 PM at Dacula High School and will be a "Brown" out in honor of Jaison and Jared Brown.
Thank you for your love and support for our students and school,"
Dacula High School
FRIDAY: A Dacula High School student is dead and his brother is in critical condition following an early morning car crash on Highway 316.
Gwinnett County Police said Jared Brown, 17, was driving eastbound on Georgia Highway 316 preparing to turn left onto Harbins Road when he collided with a PT Cruiser. Investigators said the Honda Accord that Brown was driving came to rest in the grass beyond the intersection.
Jared and Jaison Brown, 15, were rushed to Gwinnett Medical Center, but the 17-year-old did not make it. Jaison was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit after multiple surgeries on Friday.