UPDATE: June 11 at 3:45pm:
The family of Jordan Walker has shared a statement through Facebook about this fatal crash.
On Monday 6-7-21 my little brother, Jordan Anthony Walker (also known by his birth name Anthony Lautermilch) was involved in a horrible car accident on HWY 395 that took his life, along with two others. My family and I are beyond devastated and I am honestly lost for words. I'm still just trying to wrap my mind around the fact that he's gone. My brother was only 19 years old and had so much more life to live. He was such a kind hearted soul and had so much love to give. As I sit here going through pictures I can't help but just cry and think about how much I miss him.
Obviously no family is ever prepared for something like this to happen to them, emotionally or financially. So In order to help with the costs of laying my brother to rest there has been a Memorial Fund set up in his honor through STCU bank. If you would like to donate, the account is now active and is open to the public for donations. Anyone can donate through any of the branch locations. All you need is the membership and account number:
Membership # - 575353
Account # - 2003338924
Thank you to everyone who has already reached out to my family, we appreciate it more than you know.
I also want to thank anyone who takes the time to read this and please, Share! Share! Share! The more we can get the word out the better chances of giving my brother the burial he so deserves.
Friends and family have identified the three people killed in a crash on Highway 395 near Loon Lake, and they were all teenagers.
According to friends and family their names are Chance Wilbur, Jasmine Cogswell, and Anthony Lautermilch, who went by his adoptive name of Jordan Walker. Chance's aunt told KHQ that the three were in his car, likely driving from Spokane to his family's home in Kettle Falls.
According to Stevens County Fire District 1, the teens' car veered into oncoming traffic, just south of Loon Lake, and hit a Stevens County fire truck head on. Spokane Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer says their car exploded and then caught fire. All three died at the scene. Two firefighters suffered minor injuries in the crash.
KHQ talked with Chance Wilbur's mother, Ina Wright, who was visiting the scene of the crash. She told us that she talked with him on the phone just a short time before the crash. She says he was on his way home to the Kettle Falls area, from Spokane, and stopped in Deer Park to pick up some things, because their dog got sprayed by a skunk.
"Last I heard was Chance on the phone saying 'okay mom, I picked up the peroxide and the baking soda- because the dogs got into a skunk-and I'm on my way. I should be there in an hour. That's the last I heard from him. He was on his way home. His first paycheck is going to help pay for his burial."
Jordan's family says there is a Memorial Account set up for his family at STCU. The Membership number is 5755353 and the account number is 2003338924.