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Engine ripped from a car, lands in nearby gas station after Akron crash

Posted at 6:29 AM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 09:18:37-05

Two drivers are alive after a violent high speed crash in Akron early Thursday morning that tore an engine from one of the cars.

Akron police say the driver of a Chevrolet Camaro was westbound on South Maple at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light at Cedar Street and hit a woman driving a Pontiac.

The impact was so severe that the engine in the woman's car was torn out and thrown nearly 100 feet away landing in the parking lot of a nearby gas station.

Police said that both drivers were taken to the hospital alert but the extent of their injuries were unknown.

Police said that officers on patrol witnessed the crash from a distance after the driver of the speeding Camaro passed them going as they were driving the opposite way.

South Maple Street was closed while police investigated the crash and crews cleaned up all the debris.