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A Father's Love: Josie Freier's Dad Speaks About His Daughter

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A father's love can often be tested, but never should a father have to be tested quite like Rick Freier is now. Rick's daughter Josie and her friend McKenzie Mott were killed in a car crash Saturday night in Spokane Valley.

Deputies have said the driver of the car that night, 16-year old Preston Maher was driving more than double the speed limit. Still, Rick Freier holds no anger against Preston and his family whom he knew before the crash.

"They're good people. They got a great son," Rick told KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus Wednesday. 

"I pray for Preston's family and him." 

Rick affectionately called his daughter "JoJo Bug" who never seemed to shy away from helping out those next to her. Josie enjoyed volunteering her time at Toys For Tots. Since the accident, many toys have been donated in her honor. The generosity, rick says has been overwhelming from friends, family and the entire community..

"Everyone asks, 'is there anything we can get for you?' The one thing we want, we just cant get."

Even though Josie Freier isn't here, her memory will always remain through her friends, family, and a father's love.

"She would just want everyone to live, laugh, love, and heal. To live like JoJo. To live like JoJo."

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