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Oak Harbor father who lost three daughters: Love your family

Janeah Goheen and her twin sister Janesah both died as the result of a car accident Halloween night. Memorial donations for the Goheen Family can be made at any Whidbey Island bank branch. (Photo via Janesah Goheen Facebook page)

For the first time, the father of twins killed in a crash is talking about the terrible loss and the terrible insult from the driver in custody.

Janesah and Janeah Goheen died after their car was hit Halloween night. One of the girls died instantly, the other earlier this week.

Their father, Jim Goheen, talked with KIRO TV about his girls.

“They’d go everywhere together, they did everything. And their bedrooms are just the way they left them. It’s tough,” Goheen said.

Goheen lost a third daughter in a car accident five years ago. In this case, his twin girls were in a car, one of them driving from Oak Harbor to Seattle for a Halloween party. Investigators say they were hit by 53-year-old Ira Blackstock’s vehicle.

Court documents say an Alcoholics Anonymous flyer was found in Blackstock’s car and he showed signs of impairment, but the breath test was negative for alcohol. Blood test results wont’ be back for 30 days.

Blackstock’s attorney says their might have been a mechanical problem with the car.

Prosecutors say Blackstock was stopped four times for speeding in the last four years. The judge refused to reduce his bail from a $250,000.

Goheen also shared some advice, “Just love on your family, because you have know idea what tomorrow’s going to bring.”

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday in Oak Harbor for the Goheen girls.


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