• Police: Drag racing led to crash that took out gas pump


    NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. - Investigators now say drag racing was involved in a crash that led to a fire at a gas station pump on Sunday night.

    The Neptune Beach Police Department said the driver of a Dodge Viper gunned it when the light on Atlantic Boulevard turned green.

    The car jumped the curb and hit the gas pump, starting a fire, according to police.

    Police said the gas station attendant turned off the emergency switch, preventing more damage.

    The driver walked away unhurt. Charges against him are pending the investigation.

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