Police: Wrong-way crash kills 2 in Shelton

State police say the accident happened around 1:30 a.m. between exits 13 and 15 on the southbound side and killed both drivers.

State police say the accident happened around 1:30 a.m. between exits 13 and 15 on the southbound side and killed both drivers. (5/19/16)

SHELTON - Police say a wrong-way crash killed two people on Route 8 in Shelton.

Police say Fernando Moreno-Rivas, 30, was driving on Route 8 early Thursday when a woman driving the wrong way hit him. Both died in the crash.

Police identified the woman as 29-year-old Kelly Wooten, of Seymour.

Later in the day, loved ones were seen leaving flowers by the side of the road where the crash occurred.

Friends say Moreno-Rivas, of Stratford, was a father and served in the Army for several years. They add that he was passionate about the service, having recently sent care packages to troops overseas.

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