A pedestrian died after a crash along the northbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway early Wednesday morning.

U.S. Park Police said the crash happened just before 6 a.m. near Route 197 (Laurel Bowie Road) in Anne Arundel County.

Officials said the victim was a 26-year-old woman. They did not release her name, pending notification of her family.

The roadway was shut down for several hours and there were traffic jams. Police said the cause of the crash remains under investigation.