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.