Man Dies, 19-Year-Old Rayce Kent Arrested in Suspected DUI Crash on Spokane County
Spokane, WA (August 06, 2021) – On Wednesday evening, a man dies and police arrested 19-year-old Rayce Kent in a rollover crash on Spokane Road.
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office said Kent was driving his car with 2 other occupants along Spokane-Cheney Road.
Authorities say, Kent was driving with excessive speed. As a result, he lost control of his vehicle causing it to rollover multiple times.
Fortunately, the front passenger was not seriously injured in the crash. However, an adult passenger at the back of the vehicle died at the scene.
Authorities investigating the scene took note of all the evidence of the crash. Similarly, officers interviewed several witnesses.
Meanwhile, investigating officers collected evidence from the scene which includes a 500-foot stretch of skid marks and debris. They suspect Kent may have been driving impaired, and got a search warrant for a blood sample.
Police says that the driver may have been driving under the influence.
After Kent got out of the hospital, the authorities promptly arrested him. They charged him with vehicular homicide and booked him at the Spokane County Jail.
Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the deceased. Our hearts and minds are with you through these trying times.
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