O'FALLON, Mo. — Both directions of Highway 79 near Main Street in O'Fallon, Missouri, were closed for a few hours Friday after a tree branch fell onto a car and killed the driver, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

The O'Fallon Police Department first posted about a "serious traffic-related" incident on Facebook at around 2:30, saying both directions of the highway were closed.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said they were told the incident was not a crash, but that a tree fell on a car and killed the driver.

The road reopened at around 4:40.