UPDATE: Washington State Patrol has identified the people involved in a deadly crash, with the causing driver being charged with vehicular homicide.

Officials say 22-year-old Josiah Stoke of Blacklick, Ohio, was speeding and possibly under the influence when he crashed into a truck driven by 36-year-old Matthew Mischenko of Troy, Mont.

The crash occurred on N. Butler Rd. and Trent Ave around 7:43 p.m. Monday. Stoke had been traveling westbound on Trent, passing University at a high rate of speed. Mischenko was turning eastbound onto Trent from Butler Rd. when his vehicle was struck by Stoke's.

According to WSP, Mischenko wasn't wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle. He was pronounced dead on scene. 

Stoke was injured and taken to Sacred Heart. 


SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Investigators with the Washington State Patrol are investigating after a deadly crash shut down a Spokane Valley roadway Monday evening. 

Troopers said the driver of a car was speeding and possibly intoxicated when they slammed into a truck near Trent and Butler, pushing the truck across the road. 

The driver of the truck was killed and the driver of the car was badly injured and taken to the hospital. 

Troopers haven't released the names of anyone involved in the crash.

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