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Mass. Man Charged After Fiery Race Crash

Rhode Island State Police say two cars were drag racing on Interstate 195 in East Providence.

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Rhode Island State Police say two cars were drag racing on Interstate 195 in East Providence when one of the cars lost control, crashed into a light pole and burst into flames.

Police say the crash happened Tuesday night near Exit 5. The two occupants of the crashed Nissan refused medical treatment. A 20-year-old Rehoboth, Massachusetts man who was driving was arrested on a charge of drag racing. He was arraigned Tuesday night.

Police are looking for the second vehicle involved in the accident.

All eastbound lanes were closed as emergency crews extinguished a fire. All lanes have been reopened. The Department of Transportation sent a crew to clear the remaining debris.

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