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Family of Post Falls teen killed in car crash releases statement

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Leo Neal was one of the two boys killed in the wreck near Post Falls Monday night Leo Neal was one of the two boys killed in the wreck near Post Falls Monday night
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The family of Leo Neal, one of two teenage boys killed in a car crash Monday night near Post Falls, released the following statement to KHQ on Tuesday:

"Our boy was the most amazing young man. The kindest to anyone is the sense of word that he would give the shirt off his back.  Loved his family and friends.  Love hunting, fishing, boating and taking the ATV's out to the sand dunes.  Leo was & is our life and our hearts.  He always had a smile on his face and a smile for yours.  He is dearly loved by us, the family and his friends." 

Neal was killed Monday night while riding in a car driven by 17-year-old Monte Thomson of Veradale, Washington. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says the initial investigation at the scene indicates the car, a 2002 Jaguar convertible, was westbound on Hayden Avenue from Idaho Road at a high rate of speed when it left the roadway, crashing through a fence, rolling and crashing through a line of trees, striking a gas line before coming to rest.

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Alcohol was present at the scene however it is not known at this time if it was a factor in the crash. The Sheriff's Office says autopsy and toxicology results won't be available for several weeks.

If anyone has information regarding the crash or was in the area around the time that it occurred they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Traffic Investigation Team at (208)446-1300.

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