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Two people killed in Whitman County car crash identified

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Hume Road closed at Highway 195 near Steptoe Wednesday morning Hume Road closed at Highway 195 near Steptoe Wednesday morning
WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. -

Deputies in Whitman County say two people were killed in a single-car crash near Steptoe on Wednesday. 

The crash happened on Hume Road off of Highway 195 just before 2:00 a.m. A deputy arrived on scene within 5 minutes and found a car fully engulfed in flames and embedded into a tree about 50 feet off of the roadway. Responding firefighters put out the flames and found two people, a man and a woman, dead inside. Deputies say the car is believed to be a late model Mercedes sedan. 

Deputies say the occupants have been identified as 37-year-old Jonathan Thomas Scholz of Steptoe, Washington and 32-year-old Kimberly Ann Blowers of Tampa, Florida.

Hume Road is closed at this time during the investigation. 

The cause of the crash is unknown, but preliminary information suggests that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed. 

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