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Footage Shows Car Split into Pieces After it Collided with Trees in Yakima

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YAKIMA, WA.--When you look at the images, it's hard to believe that two people could have possibly survived a gruesome car wreck in Yakima Sunday morning.

Yakima police said bits and pieces of the car were found up to two blocks away from where it crashed.
Police said 22-year-old Jessica Comacho was driving down Yakima Avenue at roughly 86 miles per hour. She was near South 14th Avenue when she lost control and collided with several trees.

The passenger, 35-year-old Homero Esquivel was thrown from the car and has life threatening injuries.

Police said the preliminary investigation shows alcohol and excessive speed may have been contributing factors.

"If you just look at the wreckage and you look at this car, it's a grim reminder of what can happen if you consume alcohol and drive a motor vehicle," said Captain Rod Light with the Yakima Police Department.

Police said the two were flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

A spokesperson for the Seattle hospital said Comacho is in serious condition and in intensive care. However, no condition update for Esquivel was available Monday.

Police said it's pretty miraculous the two survived the impact.