GSP: Expect delay on U.S. 17 near Lanier Bridge

The Georgia State Patrol is advising motorists to expect delays Wednesday morning along U.S. Highway 17, on and near the Sidney Lanier Bridge, as lanes will be closed while troopers conduct a crash reconstruction investigation.

The crash reconstruction will begin at 9 a.m. and could continue until 11 a.m., State Patrol Cpl. Shane Copeland said.

Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction, as well as periods of traffic alternating north and south in one direction only during the investigation.

Troopers are investigating the July 11 crash in which a 69-year-old Florida man died after his vehicle rolled over at the intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and the Jekyll Island Causeway, at the southern end of the Sidney Lanier Bridge. More details on the crash have not been available. The driver, Frank Butterfield of Amelia Island, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

— The Brunswick News

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