Two Valley schools are in mourning Monday after learning of a fatal car crash over the weekend that involved a member of the teaching staff, and another from a coaching staff.

Hubbard High School math teacher 31-year-old Jillian Marian was killed in a vehicle crash

Marian was killed after the vehicle she was a passenger in struck a deer along the Indiana Toll road in South Bend, Ind Sunday night. The driver of the car was Mark Pelini, 31 years old, of Canfield, who was the offensive line coach for the Cardinal Mooney High School football program.

The Hubbard Administration learned about the teacher's death Monday morning and has their crisis management team, which includes school counselors, available to speak to students and teaching staff today.

Students were informed this morning of the tragic accident. 

Marian taught algebra at the district since 2019 and was a 2016 YSU graduate, and earned her Masters Degree in 2018. She was working on her doctorate. She was also the girls volleyball and basketball coach for St. Charles school in Boardman. 

Pelini was the nephew of Bo Pelini, the former Nebraska Cornhuskers head football head coach, and former YSU head coach, and Carl Pelini. 

Pelini was a former Nebraska Cornhusker offensive lineman.

According to the Indiana State Police report, the crash claimed three lives on the Indiana Toll Road Sunday evening.

The report stated that the driver of the white SUV, a 2017 Ford, was Mark Pelini, 31 of Canfield.  The front seat passenger has been identified as Jillian Marian, 31 of Youngstown, OH.

The driver of the black 2017 Ford pickup has been identified as David Taylor, 56 of Harrisburg, PA.  The deceased front seat passenger has been identified as Jane Beecher, 57 of Harrisburg, PA.  The injured backseat passenger has been identified as Christopher Taylor, 29 of Harrisburg, PA.  David Taylor and Christopher Taylor remain in the hospital due to their injuries.

At approximately 7:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, Indiana State Police Dispatch began receiving calls of a serious crash on the Indiana Toll Road near mile marker 67.6 involving two vehicles that had eastbound lanes blocked.

A preliminary investigation by state polce indicates that a white SUV was traveling westbound when it struck a deer.  The white SUV then crossed the center median and collided with a black Ford pickup truck that was traveling eastbound.

Both the driver and passenger of the white SUV died as a result of the crash.  Both were pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of the black Ford pickup and backseat passenger were transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN with serious injuries. The front seat passenger in the Ford died in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.