Crash forces University H.S. to cancel homecoming pep rally



Posted on October 8, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 9 at 11:33 AM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.--University High School students are working on ways to honor two classmates killed in a crash over the weekend and another who was severely injured.

It happened near the intersection of Ponderosa and Bates in Spokane Valley on Saturday night.

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The two passengers, McKenzie Mott and Josie Freier, both 15-years-old were killed. The driver, 16-year-old Preston Maher, is in satisfactory condition.

It is the start of homecoming week at University High. The normally spirited week is filled with mourning.

“This year because of what's happened spirit week has been postponed, we haven't determined when it will be held but the game Friday and dance Saturday will go as scheduled,” said Melanie Rose, Valley Schools.

A pep rally for Friday’s homecoming football game with Central Valley High School has been cancelled. The students and staff will hold an assembly on Friday morning honoring the victims of the crash instead.

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They are being encouraged to donate to Toys for Tots. It is an organization Freier loved according to friends.

The phrase “Play for Kenzie, live like Josie and pray for Preston” has been circulating on Facebook and other social media sites.