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UPDATE: Teen Killed In Boating Accident On Snake River

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ASOTIN, Wash. - A Lewiston teen died Saturday night following a boating accident on the Snake River. According to the Asotin County Sheriff's Office, at around 9:20 PM, a boat operated by 34 year-old Gordon Higheagle collided with a boat being driven by Joel Yochum of Cheney just east of the Redwolf Bridge. Joel had four passengers on board with him and one of the passengers, 15 year-old Jonas Yochum, died at the scene. Higheagle's passenger sustained injuries and was treated and released at a local hospital.

Police believe alcohol and speed are suspected to be contributing factors in the crash. Higheagle was arrested on multiple charges and made his first court appearance Monday. He is being held on a $500,000 bond.

The Asotin County Sheriff's Office is continuing their investigation into the incident.

A Facebook Memorial Page has been activated for Jonas Yochum. To view, click here

 

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