The northbound lanes of State Route 99/Aurora Avenue North were closed for hours after a serious crash with injuries just north of the SR 99 tunnel.
The lanes reopened at around 7:20 a.m.
The Washington State Department of Transportation first tweeted about the closure just north of Dexter Avenue at 2:05 a.m.
Drivers in the northbound SR 99 tunnel were forced to get off at the Mercer Street exit.
A man in his 30s was speeding when he hit a car parked on the shoulder, according to SPD Officer Shawn Weismiller.
Four people were in the car that hit the parked vehicle. Everyone was treated by medics and the three passengers were stable when they were transported to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is not known.
The driver that hit the parked car was taken into custody.
— WSDOT Traffic (@wsdot_traffic) September 4, 2023