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UPDATE: Driver In Fatal Crash Had License For One Day; Wanted To Try The 'Ponderosa Jump'

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New details were released Wednesday in a fatal car crash that took the lives of two University High School students. 

Spokane County Sheriff's Deputy Craig Chamberlin says the driver of the car, Preston Maher, had gotten his license just one day before the crash, and because it was an intermediate license, his two passengers, 16-year-olds McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier shouldn't have even been in the car. Only family members are allowed in a vehicle when a driver has an intermediate license. 

Deputy Craig says that the day of the crash Preston Maher had discussed trying the "Ponderosa Jump" located near Ponderosa and Bates Rd. The Sheriff's Department has not heard of the jump, but it is apparently a place where teenagers will drive fast and get air with their cars. 

The Sheriff's Office is still investigating and say they are waiting on more evidence before they forward their findings to the prosecutor's office. However, Deputy Craig says at this time, there is criteria to warrant a Vehicular Homicide charge. 


 

 

 

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