Car hits pole, shears in half - KPTV - FOX 12

Car splits in half after hitting pole, teen driver critically injured

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A Volkswagen Jetta split in two and wound up on both sides of Mill Plain Boulevard after it hit a pole at the intersection of Southeast 123rd overnight.

Two women, both 19 years old, were taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center after the crash at 1:40 a.m. Monday. Police said the driver, Molly Mayo, of Vancouver, was thrown out of the car and suffered life-threatening injuries.

She was listed in critical condition at the hospital Monday.

The passenger, Caylie Nelson, of Vancouver, remained in the hospital Monday, as well. An earlier report from police incorrectly indicated she had been treated and released.

Police are still investigating what caused the driver to lose control of the car. No other vehicles were involved, according to investigators.

Mill Plain Boulevard was closed for the investigation.

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