Spokane Valley

A life remembered

A memorial of flowers, stuffed animals and messages are displayed Wednesday at the site where University High School students McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier were killed in a car accident Saturday night. (Dan Pelle)
A memorial of flowers, stuffed animals and messages are displayed Wednesday at the site where University High School students McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier were killed in a car accident Saturday night. (Dan Pelle)

A memorial of flowers, stuffed animals and messages are displayed Wednesday at the site where University High School students McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier were killed in a car accident Saturday night. SR photo/Dan Pelle

Spokane Valley Fire Department fire investigator Rick Freier sat down yesterday to talk about his 15-year-old daughter, Josie Freier, who was killed in a car accident Saturday. The community has rallied around a drive to collect toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, which was her favorite charity. She volunteered with her father every year and loved playing Santa.

According to Rick his daughter, known as Jo Jo, was a strong, passionate person. "She hated bullies," he said. "She stood up to them and chastised them in public." He loves to hear stories from people about how she stood up for them, he said. "She was an amazing kid."

Click here to read today's story on Josie and her friend McKenzie Mott, who was also killed. Toys for Tots donations can be dropped off at any Spokane Valley Fire Department station or any Central Valley school.




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