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Speeding driver wanted to 'get air' in fatal Washington crash, investigators say

Investigators in eastern Washington believe a 16-year-old new driver was speeding to "get air" on a section of road that teens use as a jump when he crashed earlier this month, killing two 15-year-old girls in his car.

Court documents show the boy had received his license the day before the Oct. 5 crash in the city of Spokane Valley.

KREM reports the 16-year-old is recovering from injuries and hasn't been charged. The case is being investigated as vehicular homicide.

The teen was giving the two girls a ride from a birthday party on a Saturday night. Investigators believe he was driving 50 mph in a 25 mph zone when he lost control and hit a tree along a section of road known as the Ponderosa Jump.

The crash killed McKenzie Mott and Josie K. Freier, both University High School students.

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