A fatal crash east of Cheyenne on Interstate 80 has forced travelers to take a detour east of the city, according to a news release from the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

The crash involving two vehicles occurred at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, according to the new release from Patrol Sgt. David Wagener.

Motorists can take exit 377 to the service road north of I-80, travel east on the service road, go to the on-ramp at 386, and continue to the interstate.

The highway will be closed at at milepost 380 for an extended period of time.

The crash is still in the preliminary investigation phase. More information will be released when it becomes available.

Motorists should check WYDOT's website www.wyoroad.info or call 1-888-WYO-ROAD for updates when I-80 will reopen at milepost 377.