October 7, 2013 in City

2 Spokane Valley teen girls killed in crash

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SPOKANE VALLEY — Students at University High School in Spokane Valley are mourning the deaths of two girls in a crash.

The teenage girls, Josie Freier and McKenzie Mott, were riding Saturday night in a car driven by a friend, Preston Maher, 16, news reports show.

The boy was injured when the car went out of control and hit a tree on a residential road. He was hospitalized in critical condition. Deputies say he was not impaired, but likely speeding.

Freier and Mott were both sophomores at University High.

Hundreds attended a Sunday night vigil organized by students for the teens on the school’s athletic field. School counselors, administrators and the Central Valley School District support team prepared to help grieving students today.

The accident took place on South Bates Road near East Ponderosa Drive. All three teens were wearing seat belts.

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