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Wrong-way driver kills one person in head-on Route 8 crash

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State Police

WATERTOWN — State police are investigating after a fatal wrong-way crash on Route 8 in Watertown.

It happened just before 10 p.m. Saturday in the area of exit 37.

Police say they received several 9-1-1 calls reporting a wrong way driver traveling north in the southbound lane.

Troopers say the driver identified as John Fretts struck a vehicle traveling south head-on.

He was transported to Waterbury hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle, Daniel Dziadik, was pronounced dead on the scene.