Two brothers killed in Ashtabula County car crash remembered during vigil

ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio-- More than 75 people gathered to remember two brothers killed in a car accident.

Jonathon Mulhauser, 19, was driving his 18-year-old brother, Jacob, to school Wednesday morning on S.R. 45 near Johnson Rd. when their vehicle slipped left of center and struck a van, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

A vigil was quickly planned and held Thursday evening at the gazebo in Rome Township, right next to the fire department where Jon was training to become a firefighter.

Firefighter, Kyle Hammon, says, “He was part of our family; that’s what we’re going to miss-- his laughter and smiles.”

Jacob was a senior at Grand Valley High, studying technology and graphic design.

Rebecca Peck and other friends still can’t comprehend that they’re both gone.

“Jonathon was such a sweet and caring guy; any problem you had he was there for you and Jacob always wanted to make you laugh,” said Peck.

Family members have started a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.