2 teenagers die in Missouri 291 crash near Kansas City

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) _ Authorities say two teenagers have died in a crash near Kansas City.

The Kansas City Star reports that the crash happened early Monday when a car struck a center sign on Missouri 291, overturned and caught fire. Independence police say the 19-year-old male driver and a 17-year-old male passenger died. Two other passengers were taken to a hospital and are expected to survive.

The crash temporarily shut down the highway.
Information from: The Kansas City Star