HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A woman was struck and killed as she tried to cross I-45 North late Tuesday.

Two vehicles involved in the incident collided and caught fire, shutting down the freeway's northbound lanes at Cypresswood for several hours.

Harris County Sheriff's Deputies say the incident occurred shortly before 9 p.m.as the woman tried to cross the freeway's mainlanes. She was hit by a car and then run over by an SUV. Both vehicles then collided and caught fire.

The freeway has since fully reopened.

Photos: Woman killed while trying to cross I-45 North