AUSTIN (KXAN) — Northbound Interstate 35 has reopened in central Austin on Wednesday morning after a person died on the highway after being hit by an 18-wheeler.

Austin police say the driver stayed at the scene of the crash that happened on I-35 just north of the upper and lower deck split. The crash was reported to APD at 3:22 a.m. The 18-wheeler was stopped in the 5100 block of I-35 and the body was found in the 4900 block, police said.

Austin-Travis County EMS medics pronounced the person dead when they arrived at the scene.

The northbound lanes between Airport Boulevard and 51st Street were closed for about three hours and reopened around 6:30 a.m.