Last October, this blog noted a “hill hopping” car crash in Spokane Valley that killed two high school girls.
Now, the Spokesman-Review reports that construction begins next week to flatten the dip in the road nicknamed “Ponderosa Jump,” where thrill-seekers speed to catch air. Workers will remove a stretch of asphalt and raise the roadbed, eliminating the dip.
In last October’s fatal crash, a boy who had just turned 16 drove a car at 70 mph toward the jump but lost control and struck a tree, killing his 15-year-old passengers.
Spokane Valley’s former mayor said that even after the crash, teens continued to jump the hill.
Road reconstruction should take only about one week.