by: Alison Grande Updated:
OAK HARBOR, Wash. - Monday night in Oak Harbor the, "Pray for Janesah" was still lit outside the family business.
Seventeen-year-old Janesah Goheen fought 11 days to survive after the Halloween night crash that killed her twin sister, Janeah Goheen.
"This is the longest they've been apart,” the twins' pastor, Russell Schlecht, told KIRO 7. “One being taken instantly, one enduring as long as she could."
Janesah’s progress during the last week and a half had given some hope, but she died Monday afternoon at Harborview Medical Center. She was surrounded by her family, and her friends.
Schlecht was there, too.
“By about 3 o’clock in this afternoon, they were reuniting these two girls. It's awful, and yet there's a beauty to it. A sense there this needed to happen.”
The Goheen twins were heading to a haunted house in Seattle on Halloween, with another friend.
Troopers say 53-year-old Ira Blackstock crossed the centerline on Highway 20 in his Mustang and slammed into their car. Investigators say Blackstock showed signs of impairment.
An Alcoholics Anonymous brochure and a Bible were in the backseat of his car. He remains in jail, charged with vehicular homicide and assault.
The entire Oak Harbor community is grieving.
The Goheen family has suffered before. The twins' older sister was killed in a car crash about five years ago.
The twins were known for their singing, for finishing each other's sentences; almost every photo has both of them.
"As awful as it is, I'm glad they're together right now," said Schlecht.
The family was planning a memorial service for Janeah on Saturday November 16th at Oak Harbor High School.
Now they'll be remembering Janesah too.