Crews have been working to remove the sign since around 11 p.m. Thursday, when a car left the roadway and struck the exit sign post, according to the Washington State Patrol. The 17-year-old driver was killed.

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A 17-year-old driver was killed when his car crashed into a road sign on Highway 99 near Seattle’s South Park neighborhood Thursday night. The northbound lanes reopened around 8:30 a.m. Friday at South Cloverdale Street after an hours-long closure.

Crews had worked to remove an overhead sign that was knocked down by the collision since around 11 p.m. Thursday, when the car left the roadway and struck the exit-sign post, according to the Washington State Patrol. The car landed in the center median and was engulfed in flames.

The driver died at the scene, the State Patrol said. Traffic was moving slow at the site of the crash after the road reopened.

Metro bus routes 60, 131 and 132 were delayed, according to King County Metro Transit.

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