Posted: Apr 29, 2013 11:54 AM by MTN News
Updated: Apr 29, 2013 12:01 PM
VANCOVER, WA - A former Lady Griz basketball player has died after a weekend pickup truck crash in Washington State, according to authorities.
Vancouver police say that Julie E. Deming, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, while a passenger in the pickup truck, Brittney K. Deter, 21, of Vancouver, did not survive her injuries.
Authorities the wreck happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday in the area of Southeast McGillivray Boulevard and Southeast Olympia Drive in Vancouver, and when police arrived on the scene, they found a Ford F150 pickup truck wrapped around a tree and light pole.
The Vancouver Police Traffic Unit is still investigating the crash. According to a news release, "excessive speed and possibly alcohol were factors in the collision."
Deming graduated from the University of Montana in 2004.