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Drag Racers Crash Into Hooters, Burst Into Flames

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Early on Thursday morning, two cars raced down the Long Island Expressway at 145 mph only to both crash right after exiting the highway. The Dodge, which carried three people, hit a Gulf gas station pump and ignited (surveillance video above), while the Mitsubishi hurtled into the fence of a Hooters. Everyone was okay, so it’s acceptable to ooh and aah at the below cell phone video of the aftermath.

Jeffrey Browne, 21, and Joseph Skarka, 20, were both arrested for charges including illegal drag-racing. As for the cars, well…

140-mph drag racers flame out on the LIE [NYP, NBCNY]

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