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Cars racing at 100+ mph crash, shut down Route 33

Two drivers raced each other at speeds estimated at more than 100 mph on the Kensington Expressway on Sunday night, leading to a crash that injured a passenger in another vehicle, Cheektowaga police said Monday.

The crash closed the westbound lanes of the expressway for more than two hours.

Witnesses told police the drivers of a dark-colored Dodge Charger and a 2013 Dodge Durango were speeding on the expressway in Cheektowaga at about 7:55 p.m., police said in a news release.

The driver of the Durango tried to pass a Jeep and made contact with the vehicle, which caused the Jeep to hit the guardrail. Approximately 40 feet of guardrail was damaged. A Jeep passenger suffered minor injuries, police said.

The driver of the Durango lost control and struck the Jersey barrier, causing heavy damage to the SUV. Witnesses told police the driver and all occupants of the SUV got out and entered another vehicle that drove away.

The driver of the Charger continued into Buffalo.

Police ask anyone who may have more information about what happened to call the department's Accident Investigation Unit at 686-3580 or submit a tip via the Tip411 app.

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