HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A driver traveling in the wrong direction on I-45 North has died after crashing into an 18-wheeler, the sheriff's office says.

The crash happened at about 3 a.m. near Spring Stuebner, shutting down the northbound lanes in Spring for about five hours.

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The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the driver of a Ford Mustang was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when he crashed into the big rig. The Mustang driver died at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt.

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The southbound lanes were briefly closed but quickly reopened. The northbound lanes have now reopened as well after a lengthy investigation and hazmat cleanup.