17-year-old facing vehicular homicide charge for deadly Spokane Valley crash
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – A 17-year-old is facing a vehicular homicide charge for a crash that killed an 18-year-old man.
The crash happened early Sunday morning near E 17th Ave and S Bowdish Rd.
Spokane Valley Deputies responded to find a 2012 Kia Optima on its side in the front yard of a home. They believe the car struck large landscaping boulders, flipped and then struck a tree.
The driver and two passengers were all trapped inside and had to be extricated. All three were immediately taken to the hospital.
A 19-year-old woman and the 18-year-old man both suffered life-threatening injuries. The 18-year-old passed away at the hospital.
Deputies believe the juvenile driver was impaired and obtained a blood sample for testing.
The driver was released from the hospital and booked into the Spokane County Detention Center for vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.
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