Action News 5 photojournalist Gabe Houston captured amazing footage of the fire moments after the accident.
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Two people are under arrest after a traffic accident caused a huge car fire early Friday morning.
Officials said firefighters were called to the fire near the intersection of Philadelphia Street and Walker Avenue just after 2:00 a.m. There, investigators said, a vehicle was traveling east on Walker when it hit a car parked near the intersection.
The force of the impact caused the parked car to flip and explode. The car that caused the accident then crashed into a nearby church.
Jerry Wafford is the owner of the car that exploded. Wafford's car was parked in the shadows of his house. Same place it is always parked. It went flipping and flying some fifty feet, all the way across the intersection of Walker and Philadelphia and landed upside down, caught fire and disintegrated.
A big black grease spot is all that is left of a car that had sentimental value.
The silver Geo Prism belonged to Wafford's brother Michael. He died of cancer 14 years ago and left the car to Jerry.
"I always joked if anybody knows me that I was going to keep the car forever. That, you know, I said that when it stops running I was going to park it in the yard and turn it into a planter," Wafford said.
Goran Lovric is in jail facing DUI charges along with his girlfriend Kristin Miller who was arrested an hour later when she showed up on a fiery scene.
Wafford said he carried minimal insurance on the car. He said police told him Lovric did not have insurance.
The good news in it all, no one got hurt.
Watch RAW VIDEO of the fire in the player to the right of this story.