Passenger dies near Newport when driver loses control

Passenger dies near Newport when driver loses control

Passenger dies near Newport when driver loses control

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 7:34 PM

PEND OREILLE COUNTY--Washington State Patrol troopers said a 21-year-old driver lost control of his car on Saturday, killing a passenger.

The car was travelling on SR 211 near Newport when he lost control, exited the roadway, struck a ditch prior to a driveway and went airborne. The vehicle came to rest on wheels.

The passenger, 56-year-old David Pitts, was not wearing a belt and was killed in the crash.

Troopers said the driver, Jeffrey Schoeny, was speeding too fast for the road conditions. He was charged with negligent driving and no insurance.

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