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State Police Probe Deadly Wrong-Way Crash

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State Police say a Waterbury man was killed in a wrong-way crash on Route 8 in Seymour early Friday morning.

Belarmino Santos, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene after his 2006 Nissan Altima was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver near Exit 22 on the northbound side of the highway around 3 a.m., said police.  Police say the driver of the wrong-way vehicle, Zakei Barnes, 34, of Waterbury suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Waterbury Hospital.

The crash remains under investigation and anyone with information on the case is urged to call State Police Troop I in Bethany at 203-393-4200.

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