TEMPLE, Texas (FOX 44/KWKT) – UPDATE: The deceased man in the traffic-related death in Temple has been identified.

The Temple Police Department has identified the deceased as 47-year-old Daniel Hosler. Officers originally shut down a portion of Interstate 35 on Thursday night in order to investigate the traffic-related death.

It started with a call around 9:10 p.m. about a person running through vehicles near the 5200 block of Interstate 35 South. According to witnesses, the man – identified as Hosler – tried to open several different vehicle doors.

Officers say at one point, Hosler climbed on top of an 18-wheeler and then fell to the ground. When First Responders got there, they say Hosler was dead.

The investigation shut down a section of I-35S – with traffic being diverted to the southbound frontage road. Temple Police said the main lanes would not be open for the next few hours.

If you have any information on this case, you can contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500, or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526-8477.