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Man identified in fatal Cheney-Spokane Road crash


Last updated 8/26/2021 at 10:07am

SPOKANE COUNTY — The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the man who was killed in a single vehicle accident Aug. 4 on Cheney-Spokane Road near Latah Creek.

Nyckolas Davis, 20, was killed then the vehicle he was traveling in, a 2002 Lexus driven by 19-year-old Rayce R. Kent, left the roadway at approximately 6:45 p.m. and rolled near the intersection with South Sherman Road. Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputies said the Lexus was traveling toward Spokane at a high rate of speed, failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway, rolling several times before coming to a stop.

Both Kent and a juvenile male in the front seat sustained non-life-threatening injuries. A third passenger seated in the back, Davis, was severely injured and later pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Medical Examiner, Davis suffered blunt force injuries to his head, torso and extremities during the accident.

Traffic Unit investigators processing the scene noted an estimated 500-foot skid mark and debris trail along the vehicle’s path. The severity of the crash and indications Kent was possibly impaired led to investigators obtaining a search warrant for a sample of his blood.

After his release from the hospital, Rayce was arrested and booked into Spokane County Jail on charges of vehicular homicide.

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