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Two people killed in separate overnight crashes on I-95 in West Haven, Milford

The two crashes caused traffic delays on Interstate 95 throughout the morning Saturday.

WEST HAVEN, Conn. — A Bridgeport man and a West Haven man were killed in separate crashes on Interstate 95 early Saturday morning, Connecticut State Police said.

Around 2:40 a.m., 911 calls reported a crash on I-95 near Exit 42 in West Haven. Police said a 2018 Dodge Challenger traveling south on I-95 was struck in the back by a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which caused the vehicle to veer into the right shoulder and strike the metal guardrail.

The impact caused the Jeep to roll over and a passenger in the vehicle to be ejected. The person ejected, identified as 35-year-old Delvon West of Bridgeport, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Jeep has not been identified.

The driver and passengers in the Dodge Challenger sustained non-life-threatening injuries were and taken to Yale New Haven Hospital for further treatment.

The southbound side of I-95 near Exit 42 was closed for several hours due to that crash, with delays that backed up to New Haven.

The second crash happened about 40 minutes prior near Exit 34 in Milford.

Around 2 a.m., state police got 911 calls of a wrong-way driver traveling south on the northbound side of I-95.

Police said James Tedesco, 41, of Stratford, was driving south on northbound lanes of I-95 when he struck another vehicle head-on. The force of the impact caused the vehicles to spin.

The driver of the other vehicle, identified as Tianzhu Yuan of North Haven, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said officers determined Tedesco was under the influence and was released on a $5,000 non-surety bond.

Connecticut DOT reported delays throughout early Saturday morning, which have since cleared out.

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