By Oralia Ortega

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DANIA BEACH (CBSMiami) – At least one person is dead in Dania Beach Tuesday night after a car slammed into a gas station pump and caught fire, according to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.

The scene happened at a BP gas station off SE 7th Street and S Federal Highway.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue received a call at 9:21 p.m. Rescue crews rushed to the scene and were able to extinguish the flames.

One person was pronounced dead on the scene, but rescue crews were trying to determine whether there were other victims.

Neighbors report two cars were racing on 7th, approaching Federal from the south.

A witness estimates the cars were traveling 70 mph plus.

One of the drivers lost control and entered through bushes on southeast corner of the gas station.

The witness said the car struck the gas island at a very high speed.

He also told CBS4’s Carey Codd the fire was too hot to approach and pull out the driver.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Officials have not released the victim’s name.

Stay with for updates on this developing story.


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