Race may have caused Vic freeway crash

Three men are on the run after a fiery two-car crash on a Melbourne freeway.

The Audi and stolen Mercedes may have been involved in a race before crashing at more than 100km/h on the Eastern Freeway at Fairfield on Friday night, police say.

Two men escaped the Audi before it caught fire, while another man abandoned the Mercedes after it ended up on a grass median strip.

Several other drivers stopped to help the men but the trio took off before police arrived.

Anyone with dashcam footage of the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.