Drag Racers Go 145 mph on LIE, Then Crash

By Greg Cergol
|  Thursday, Mar 3, 2011  |  Updated 4:52 PM EDT
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Surveillance video at a gas station captured an explosion after a car involved in a drag race hit a gas pump.

Surveillance video at a gas station captured an explosion after a car involved in a drag race hit a gas pump.

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Cell Phone Video: Car Erupts in Flames After Drag Race Crash

A bystanders captures the horrific scene as a car involved in a drag race erupts in flames after crashing into a gas station.
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Authorities arrested two men they say were drag racing down the Long Island Expressway at 145 mph just after midnight.

Both cars crashed right after exiting the expressway.  One hit a gas pump and burst into flames.  The other hit a fence.

One person suffered minor injuries.

A Suffolk sheriff's officer used a laser speed gun to clock the cars as they sped on the westbound side at about exit 59.

The drivers face a variety of charges.

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