HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — One person was killed in a single-car wreck on Wednesday, according to police.

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) said David Paulk, 59, died following the crash that happened around 10:45 a.m. on the eastbound side of Governors Drive near Dug Hill Road. Paulk was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

All lanes of Governor’s Drive were reopened hours after the wreck shut down several lanes.

Traffic was backed up in both directions and was impacted for a few hours as emergency crews worked to open all lanes as quickly and safely as possible.

Authorities asked drivers to avoid the area completely and use alternate routes, or use extreme caution while first responders cleared the scene.