Driver dies after Vancouver crash

Molly Mayo, seen here in an undated courtesy photo, died from injuries she received in an auto accident on May 6, 2013. She was 19.
Molly Mayo, seen here in an undated courtesy photo, died from injuries she received in an auto accident on May 6, 2013. She was 19.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) – A 19-year-old Vancouver woman has died after the car she was driving was split in half in a high-speed crash early Monday morning.

A vehicle was spit in half Monday morning after a crash on E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver, Wash. (KOIN. May 6, 2013)

A vehicle was spit in half Monday morning after a crash on E. Mill Plain Blvd. in Vancouver, Wash. (KOIN. May 6, 2013)

Molly Mayo died from her injuries after being taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Vancouver police reported Tuesday. A passenger in the car, 19-year-old Caylie Nelson of Vancouver, survived.

Investigators believe Mayo was speeding down Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard in a Volkswagen Jetta at about 1:30 a.m. Monday when she lost control and crashed into a metal pole at the intersection of 124th Avenue.

Officers suspect speed and alcohol were contributing factors to the crash. No other vehicles were involved.

Vancouver police investigated the incident.

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