All northbound lanes of Interstate 95 were closed to traffic in Aberdeen Thursday night after a woman was struck by a vehicle and killed on the roadway, according to Maryland State Police and local fire officials.

About 9:10 p.m., emergency responders with the Aberdeen Fire Department were called to the highway between Route 22 and Route 155, where they discovered a woman and pronounced her dead on the scene, said Rich Gardiner, a Harford County Fire and Emergency Medical Services spokesman. The woman's identity had not been disclosed late Thursday.

Maryland State Police responded and began interviewing witnesses, including the man driving the vehicle that struck the woman, police said. After being interviewed, the man was taken to Harford Memorial Hospital for a minor hand injury sustained in the accident, police said.

Other witnesses were allowed to leave by about 10:45 p.m., police said.

How the woman ended up in the highway in the path of a vehicle remained unknown late Thursday, as investigators were "comparing notes" from different witnesses, police said. Initial information indicated the woman was at fault in the accident, police said.

Police did not know late Thursday whether the woman had left a vehicle nearby.

Fire crews remained on the scene late Thursday to light the roadway, Gardner said.

All northbound traffic was being diverted onto Route 22. The southbound lanes of Interstate 95 remained open.

Northbound lanes of Interstate 95 were not expected to be reopened until after midnight, police said.

No further information was immediately available.

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