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State police: Stratford man admitted to drinking before deadly wrong-way crash on I-95

Funds are being raised to help the victim's wife pay for funeral expenses.

News 12 Staff

Nov 29, 2022, 12:05 PM

Updated 568 days ago

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A Stratford man told police he had been drinking before a deadly wrong-way crash on I-95 in Milford, state police say.
The crash happened Saturday at 2 a.m. on I-95 north near exit 34.
State police say James Tedesco, 40, of Stratford, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.
State police say James Tedesco, 40, of Stratford, was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence.
State police say Tedesco was driving the wrong way when his 2018 GMC Sierra crashed head on into Tianzhu Yuan's 2005 Toyota Camry.
Following the crash, state police say Tedesco told them he had been drinking. Police say his speech was also slurred. 
Tianzhu Yuan, 35, of North Haven, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Yuan, 35, of North Haven, was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to a GoFundMe set up by Yuan's cousin-in-law, Yuan worked as a chef in Fairfield County and leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. 
Funds are being raised to support his widowed wife pay for funeral expenses. 
Nearly $75,000 has been raised of the campaign's $100,000 goal.  
Tedesco posted a $5,000 bond and was given a court date of Dec. 8.


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