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19-year-old, wrong-way driver killed in crash along I-5 near Tukwila

The Washington State Patrol said the teen's car was engulfed in flames within minutes.

TUKWILA, Wash — A 19-year-old was killed in a wrong-way crash along Interstate 5 near Tukwila Thursday night, according to the Washington State Patrol (WSP).

WSP said a 46-year-old Puyallup man was driving the wrong way northbound on I-5 around 11:30 p.m. when the crash occurred. The vehicle driven by the 19-year-old from Seattle was struck and engulfed in flames within minutes, authorities said. 

The 19-year-old did not survive. 

The wrong-way driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he died Friday morning.

The northbound lanes at the S 188 on-ramp near Tukwila were closed for several hours during the investigation. All lanes were reopened by early Friday morning.

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Puget Sound Fire, the Tukwila Fire Department, the South Kitsap Fire and Rescue and Medic One were at the scene of the deadly crash. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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