This crash only seems to occur on some graphics cards, and as far as I know, only on Windows, so I believe it has something to do with Chrome’s implementation of graphics acceleration.
Here’s a test page:
You should see a zooming, fading effect there. If you don’t see zooming, but you do see fading, then your browser doesn’t support CSS3 transform, transitions or both.
Safari doesn’t seem to have this problem.
If you experience a crash, it might be helpful for development folks to know which graphics card you’re using.