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.