AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police said one person was taken to the hospital after a car caught fire during a crash on Interstate 35 in far north Austin Friday morning.

Austin-Travis County EMS said paramedics took an adult to the hospital with critical, life-threatening injuries.

Police said the person was trapped inside the vehicle that caught fire, but fire crews were able to get them out.

Police previously shut down two northbound lanes of I-35 just south of Wells Branch. The Texas Department of Transportation said vehicles were detouring to the frontage road at exit 247.

The road reopened as of 8:53 a.m., according to TxDOT, but the agency said it might take a while for traffic to subside.

While an officer was directing drivers to leave I-35 just north of Howard Lane, APD said another car slammed into the patrol vehicle. No one was hurt.