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Driver Dies in Crash With Wrong-Way Driver

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    Driver Dies in Crash With Wrong-Way Driver
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    A wrong-way driver struck and killed another driver on Route 8 in Watertown late Saturday night.

    Multiple people called 911 to report someone driving the wrong way in a southbound lane on Route 8 near exit 36 in Watertown, state police said.

    Near exit 27, the wrong-way driver, John R. Fretts, 43, of Morris, traveling north, hit another car head-on at about 9:57 p.m. The driver in that other car, Daniel Dziadik, of Torrington, died of fatal injuries.

    An ambulance transported Fretts to Waterbury Hospital after complaining of back, leg and arm pain. His injuries were minor and it's unknown if he was wearing a seat belt.

    Dziadik was wearing a seat belt. Both airbags deployed.

    The crash remains under investigation.