UPDATE: Fatal crash closes Highway 80 to Tybee Island for hours

Credit: Chatham Emergency Services

Credit: Chatham Emergency Services

Police have reopened a portion of Highway 80 near the Lazaretto Creek Bridge to Tybee Island that was closed for several hours due to a fatal crash.

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Chatham County police say the crash was severe and there were injuries, WJCL reported.

Officials with the Tybee Island Police Department closed all lanes of the highway due to the investigation of the fatal crash.

“Motor vehicle traffic is unable to enter onto or leave Tybee Island at this time," the department said in a Facebook post.

Drivers were asked to take alternate routes.

By 5:42 p.m., the highway reopened, but officials said to expect delays.

“As we turn our thoughts to the family and loved ones of the deceased, we ask that you please drive carefully,” the department said in a Facebook update.