Teenage Driver Was Trying To “Get Air” In Crash That Killed 2

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (October 31, 2013) Investigators in eastern Washington say they believe a 16-year-old driver was speeding to "get air" on a section of road that teens sometimes use as jump when his vehicle crashed earlier this month, killing two 15-year-old girls in his car.

Court documents show the boy had received his license the day before the crash on Oct. 5 in Spokane Valley, Wash.

The 16-year-old is recovering from injuries and hasn't been charged.

Authorities are investigating the crash as a vehicular homicide.

The teen was giving the two girls a ride from a Saturday night birthday party.

Investigators believe he was driving 50 miles per hour in a 25-mile-per-hour zone when he lost control of his vehicle, which hit a tree along a section of road known as the Ponderosa Jump.

The crash killed McKenzie Mott and Josie K. Freier.


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