The single-vehicle crash occurred at about 5:44 am. at mile marker 112.5 in the Northbound express lanes.
Trooper Jeff Flynn tells TLS a driver in an Acura went off the Parkway into the center median, where the vehicle struck a tree.
Traffic was at a standstill for several miles, as the express lanes were shut.
The express lanes were reopened about 9 a.m., but traffic remains heavy as of 9:30 a.m.
(The incident was initially reported on our News Alerts. @lakewoodscoop)