OLIVIA, N.C. (WNCN) — A Harnett County highway was closed for about two hours after a deadly crash Sunday afternoon, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

It comes during Memorial Day weekend, when a record number of drivers are expected to travel on North Carolina roads.

At 1:44 p.m., NCDOT reported that N.C. 87 northbound was closed in both directions near Olivia Road because of a crash.

The area is in the western part of the county, about five miles from the Lee County border.

NCDOT said the impact to traffic was high. The road reopened around 3:30 p.m.

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A trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said there has been one confirmed fatality in the crash.

They plan to release more information as it becomes available.