EL PASO, Texas (KTSM)- El Paso Police closed down a portion of Interstate 10 Westbound at Downtown Thursday afternoon after an incident with a pedestrian.

Details are limited as EPPD officials conduct their investigation, however one person is confirmed dead as a result of the incident.

Midday and afternoon traffic was redirected off the freeway for almost four hours as officials investigated the incident.

While the interstate reopened shortly after 3 p.m., the westbound backup stretched all the way to the Spaghetti Bowl.

Look for updates during our newscasts at 5, 6, and 10 p.m.

Courtesy: Miguel Paredes – KTSM