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Two people dead, driver in custody for vehicular homicide after crash on Highway 27 south of Spokane

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SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -

Update: 2:00 p.m.: The second passenger killed in Saturday's early morning crash has been identified as 21-year-old Raymond Maximillian Madrid of Spokane Valley.

Update 11:25 a.m.: Washington State Patrol has released the names of the driver and one passenger involved in a fatal crash early Saturday morning on Highway 27. A second passenger killed has not yet been identified Saturday.

The crash happened just before 3 a.m. Troopers say 21-year-old Eddy Nathaniel Grant, headed southbound on Highway 27 near Dishman Mica, failed to negotiate a curve. The gray 2004 Toyota Sienna truck left the road, hitting several trees. The truck then caught on fire. Two passengers in the truck died on the scene, and Grant was taken to Sacred Heart for his injuries.

Troopers have identified one of the passengers killed as 20-year-old Taylor Jean Parkins. The second passenger killed has not been identified pending notification of next of kin.

Washington State Patrol reports Grant will be charged with DUI and two counts of vehicular homicide.

Previous coverage:

The Washington State Patrol says two people died following a one car rollover crash on Highway 27.

The call came in just before 3:00 a.m. Saturday. When crews arrived on scene about three miles south of Spokane Valley near Dishman Mica, the car was fully engulfed in flames. Two people died in the crash. They have not yet been identified. 

Troopers say drugs and/or alcohol were involved and the driver has been taken into custody for vehicular homicide. That person has also not been identified.

As soon as we confirm additional details, we will update this story. Stay tuned. 

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