Drag racing may have caused fiery crash in north St. Louis - KMOV.com

Drag racing may have caused fiery crash in north St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Traffic on westbound I-70 was backed up early Sunday morning due to a crash that left a car on fire.

Witnesses say two cars were drag racing when one vehicle crashed just a quarter mile before the Riverview exit around 4:30 a.m.

According to witnesses, four occupants got out of the crashed vehicle and jumped into the car they were racing, then sped away.

Witnesses also helped an unconscious man out of a burning car. His condition is unknown.

I-70 was shut down to clear the accident. Drivers were diverted to the Union exit.

Police have not confirmed the cause of the accident.

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