Wrong way crashes kill 6 on Connecticut highways

February 26, 2022 GMT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Six people were killed Saturday in two early morning crashes involving drivers traveling in the wrong direction on Connecticut highways, according to state police.

The first accident happened around 2:30 a.m. on Interstate 91 in Meriden when a vehicle seen traveling south in the northbound lanes near exit 18 collided with another vehicle. Two people were killed, Trooper Pedro Muñiz said in an emailed statement.

The second crash, in which four people died, was reported about 20 minutes later on Interstate 84 in Hartford.

Both accidents were under investigation Saturday. Additional details were not immediately available.