UPDATE: An early morning motorcycle crash has claimed the life of the rider after a collision with a truck.

The northbound lanes in the 5100 block of Hixson Pike will remain closed for several hours as the investigation continues.

Drivers should expect delays and seek an alternate route.

PREVIOUS STORY: A crash that happened just before 6:00 a. m. Tuesday morning has shut down the 5100 block of Hixson Pike in both directions.

The Chattanooga Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating the crash. 

TDOT estimates the roadway will be cleared by 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. 

An alternate route would be Northpoint Boulevard.

We have a crew on the way and will continue to update this story.