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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.


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 25, 2014, 1:42 p.m.

Judge accepts plea deal for Preston Maher

A Spokane judge accepted a plea deal that will send Preston Maher, the teenage driver whose joyride killed two of his University High School classmates, to juvenile detention for 60 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


Sheriff’s Office recommends vehicular homicide charges against U-Hi student

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has recommended the 16-year-old driver of a car that killed two University High School students be charged with two counts of vehicular homicide.


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 …


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 …


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.