Tragic Turn: Teen Succumbs to Injuries Sustained in Accident That Also Killed His Big Sister

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MEDINA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A sad update to a deadly car crash in Medina County.

13-year-old Andrew Ehrbar died on Thursday after sustaining critical injuries in a two-car crash early Wednesday morning on Wilber Road.

Andrew's older sister, 16-year-old Erin, was also killed the accident.

Police say Erin was behind the wheel when attempting to turn from a private drive onto Wilber Road.

Her car was hit by an oncoming Ford Mustang driven by Jonathan Slifka. The 17-year-old was taken to Medina Hospital, treated for facial injuries and released.

The crash remains under investigation.

Statement from the Ehrbar Family

Our family has felt and is grateful for the incredible outpouring of support, love, and prayers from the entire community. Andrew passed away this morning with his family at his bedside. Both Andrew and his sister Erin have become organ donors. It has given our family some sense of comfort to know that part of them will live on in others. We ask the community to continue to keep our family in their thoughts and prayers, but hope that you will respect our privacy in this horribly difficult time.

Statement from Catherine Aukerman, Highland Schools Superintendent

It is with great sorrow that I must now confirm the passing of Andrew Ehrbar, 7th grader at Highland Middle School, who was involved in yesterday's tragic accident. Andrew and his sister, Erin, a Highland junior, were wonderful young people at Highland and will be sadly missed. This is a time of incomprehensible sadness for the students and families at Highland. We are doing our best to cope with this news. Our crisis response teams are on site at both the high school and middle school, as are grief counselors, and will remain available in the coming days. Our staff and administration are doing their very best to address the needs of our students and their families. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Ehrbar family.

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