6 people dead following 3 separate vehicle incidents across Connecticut

Authorities say there were 3 incidents Saturday morning in Connecticut where people were driving the wrong-way.

News 12 Staff

Feb 26, 2022, 11:55 PM

Updated 878 days ago

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Authorities say there were 3 incidents Saturday morning in Connecticut where people were driving the wrong-way.
Two resulted in crashes and six people in total were killed.
The first crash happened on I-91 near Exit 18 in Meriden around 2:30 a.m. Police say someone reported seeing a car going southbound in the northbound lanes. Moments later, it crashed, which resulted in the deaths of two persons.
The second crash happened on I-84 in Hartford where state police say a driver going the wrong way crashed, which resulted in the death of four.
State troopers are investigating both the Meriden and Hartford incidents.
The third incident happened on Route 8 in Seymour. No one crashed or was hurt, but state troopers say the driver identified as Michael Brown was arrested for DWI.
State police released a statement about driving the wrong way. It reads in part, "The issue of wrong way drivers is one that is not unique to our State. It is a battle that is faced nationwide and unfortunately is not something new... We urge the public to continue to call 911 immediately when they witness these drivers on the roadway."


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