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HOUSTON, Texas - It wasn't just a car accident, it was a near catastrophe.

The calamity just off a highway in Houston, Texas Wednesday morning could be seen and heard for miles.

"I think the lady driving the car, she was going very fast and out of control," said Sanjay Kumar, the store's owner.

"I heard a huge boom, saw an explosion ran across the street and saw an SUV that was about to be on fire," said Chris Reich.

At the Chevron, a chain reaction crash where investigators say a speeding Jeep hit a van pulling out of the gas station.

Read more at Click2Houston.com.

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