NEWPORT, Wash. – A Spokane man was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide on Monday after the passenger in his car was killed during a crash in Newport.

Authorities with the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office said they received a report of a one-car crash on Bead Lake Road at about 4 p.m. on Monday. A Ford Expedition had rolled about 300 feet down an embankment, authorities said.

The driver, 24-year-old Nelson J. Dunn of Spokane, had minor injuries. His passenger, 23-year-old Hannah E. Dunn, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nelson Dunn was later arrested for vehicular homicide, according to the sheriff’s office.

Authorities did not clarify the relationship between the suspect and the victim. KREM has reached out for more information. 

Authorities believe alcohol played a role in the crash.

The ongoing investigation into the crash is in the hands of both the Washington Sate Patrol and sheriff’s office.

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