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.
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.