Man Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on I-91 in Conn. - NECN


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Man Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on I-91 in Conn.

The highway has reopened.



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    Interstate 91 in New Haven is closed after a wrong-way driver and a tractor-trailer collided, head-on.

    A 20-year-old Meriden man is dead after a wrong-way crash on Interstate 91 North in New Haven on Tuesday morning.

    State Police said Libni A. Nunez Jr., 20, of Meriden, was driving the wrong way on I-91 North just after 4:30 a.m. when his Chevy Colbalt hit a tractor-trailer head-on. 

    Nunez was pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured. 

    The highway was closed between exits 2 and 3, but officials have cleared the scene and the highway has reopened.

    State police are investigating and ask witnesses to call Trooper Spina at Troop G at 203-696-2500.