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University High School students prepare to honor classmates at Homecoming

SPOKANE, Wash. - 22382718

As University High School prepares to celebrate homecoming this weekend, students brace to honor and celebrate the life of two classmates killed in a car crash earlier this week.

On Saturday, 15-year-old Josie Freier and McKenzie Mott were killed when the car they were left the roadway and crashed into a tree. 

The driver, a fellow classmate, survived the crash and is now at home recovering.

Josie's favorite charity was Toys 4 Tots; her classmates now plan to keep her giving spirit alive. 

On Friday morning, U-High hopes to fill the gym floor with donations for Toy 4 Tots. 

Later in the evening, when football players from U-High and Central Valley High School meet on the field for the homecoming game, they will all have "U" stickers on their helmets.

"I know that she would just want everybody to heal," said Josie's dad, Rick.

"And she would just want them to continue to laugh and love.  They were great, great kids," he added.