• Fatal crash closes SR 99 for hours

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    State Route 99 in South Seattle was shut down in both directions due to a fatal one-vehicle crash late Thursday night and Friday morning. 

    Southbound lanes re-opened shortly before 4 a.m. Friday, and northbound lanes reopened shortly before 9 a.m.

    >> See photos from the crash scene

    The crash happened before 11 p.m. Thursday just south of Cloverdale Street, near the South Park neighborhood. 

    Troopers said a vehicle hit a sign and exploded. 

    The victim of the crash was identified as a 17-year-old male.

    Debris was scattered across the scene when KIRO 7 arrived. 



    Troopers initially said northbound SR 99 north of 14th Avenue would be closed until around noon Friday. Drivers were advised to take alternate routes. 







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