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Woman pulled from submerged car in Brazos River in critical condition

Courtesy: John Carroll
Courtesy: John Carroll(KWTX)
Published: Jul. 5, 2018 at 5:38 AM CDT
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A woman was hospitalized in critical condition after being pulled from a submerged car in the Brazos River.

The incident happened just after 11 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Waco police, the SUV was driven into the river at a high rate of speed near the Vietnam War Memorial on University Parks Drive.

At some point the car flipped over in the water, and became so submerged only its wheels were showing.

Jaqueline Sanchez, 20, was inside the GMC Yukon and pulled out of the car by three witnesses.

The witnesses began giving Sanchez CPR before she was taken to Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest.

Two fire engines in the area were able to help work the scene.

A swift water rescue team searched the car before it was pulled from the river but found no one else inside.

Alcohol may have played a factor in the crash, police said.