Stories tagged: McKenzie Mott
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015
Scholarship auction to honor U-Hi student killed in crash
The family of friends of a 15-year-old University High School sophomore killed in October 2013 will hold a silent auction Sunday to benefit her scholarship fund.
Fri., Nov. 27, 2015, 5:03 p.m.
Families of teens killed in ‘Ponderosa Jump’ crash file lawsuit
The families of two teenage girls who died in a reckless driving accident in Spokane Valley in 2013 have filed a lawsuit alleging negligence by the driver and public officials.
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
Students take art, emotions to the wall
When Max Sloan, 17, arrived at Barker High School last year, he was sad and angry. He was overwhelmed by grief because several people he knew had died, including University …
Fri., Sept. 26, 2014
Maher’s plea deal draws disbelief
The grief of three families spilled out of a Spokane courtroom Thursday as 17-year-old Preston Maher pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide in the deaths of his University High School classmates …
Wed., July 9, 2014, 1:20 p.m.
Trial pushed for teen driver accused of homicide
Preston Maher, 16, will go to trial in October facing vehicular homicide charges in the deaths of McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier in a single-vehicle collision that occurred last fall.
Thu., June 19, 2014
Spokane Valley’s Ponderosa Jump to be flattened after deadly car crash
Construction to flatten a stretch of road in Spokane Valley sometimes referred to as the “Ponderosa Jump” will begin next week. The jump, located at South Bates Road and East …
Fri., March 14, 2014, 9:33 a.m.
16-year-old pleads not guilty to killing classmates in crash
Preston Maher pleaded not guilty earlier this week in the October deaths of University High School classmates McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier following a car crash. He faces up to …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014
Family, friends keep teen’s memory alive with Kenzie Scarves
McKenzie Mott, 15, was known for loving and living fiercely. She played soccer with passion. She wrote notes with affection. She started projects with optimism. She hugged with abandon.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014, 9:56 a.m.
Teenage boy charged with vehicular homicide in Spokane Valley crash
A teenage boy was charged Wednesday with two counts of vehicular homicide in juvenile court, stemming from a collision that killed two girls on Oct. 5.
Thu., Nov. 14, 2013
In University High School student’s fatal crash, Sheriff’s Office recommends charges
A fatal joy ride to a popular stretch of Spokane Valley roadway known among young drivers as the “Ponderosa Jump” has led investigators to recommend felony charges against a University …
Thu., Oct. 31, 2013
Teen driver in crash that killed two girls under investigation
The driver of a car that crashed into a tree Oct. 5, killing two University High School girls, had his license for one day. Preston Maher, 16, is now under …
Sat., Oct. 19, 2013
Games help heal U-Hi’s broken heart
For 80 minutes Wednesday night, the University High girls soccer team was able to find refuge in the game. There have been so many tears from heartbroken teammates and classmates …
Sat., Oct. 12, 2013
Front Porch: Traditions help grieving
If only we had no need of candlelight vigils, of funerals, of tearful hugs. But we do. While these traditions of grief don’t lessen the pain they help us walk …
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
Spokane Valley car crash victim honored by toy drive
Donated toys piled up on a table in the Spokane Valley Fire Department administration building, but Rick Freier was looking at the picture of his daughter, Josie, that sat in …
Mon., Oct. 7, 2013, 6:34 a.m.
2 Spokane Valley teen girls killed in crash
SPOKANE VALLEY — Students at University High School in Spokane Valley are mourning the deaths of two girls in a crash.