KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One person is dead after a car crashed into a Papa John’s sign on Westport Road overnight Thursday.

According to police, a witness reported the crash at about 3:55 a.m. The witness told police they saw a black Nissan Altima speeding down the road.

The Altima lost control and went off the road to the left. It jumped the curb and crashed into the concrete base of the Papa John’s sign at Roanoke Road.

The driver was the only person in the vehicle and was not wearing a seatbelt. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash closed the intersection for several hours, but police have since reopened the road to traffic.

The Kansas City Police Department is still investigating the cause of the crash.

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