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Young woman impaled on fence in South Hill car wreck

A young woman was impaled by a section of metal fence after a speeding vehicle rolled onto its side on South Freya Street and struck a house early this morning.

Firefighters had to cut the fence post before they could free the woman from the wreck and rush her to the hospital, Spokane fire and police officials said.

Four people in their early 20s were in the car, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control and rolled at Freya and East 15th Avenue about 12:30 a.m., Spokane Fire Department Battalion Chief Bruce Moline said.

Two were able to crawl out and two were trapped inside. Firefighters cut off the top of the car and structural components using hydraulic equipment to free the two inside.

All four were taken by ambulance to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Three sustained minor injuries, while the impaled woman was in serious condition.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the wreck, police said.