Driver of minivan going the wrong way on Interstate 95 is killed in crash


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BRANFORD, Connecticut — Police say a 69-year-old New Haven man was killed when the minivan he was driving the wrong direction on Interstate 95 crashed head-on into pickup truck in Branford.

Police say Peter Hall was pronounced dead at the scene of the Thursday morning accident, which left a passenger in the pickup seriously injured.

The crash, which tied up traffic on the Interstate for hours, occurred just after 3:30 a.m. in the northbound lanes.

Police say 45-year-old Frank Poppa of Casa Grande, Arizona was hospitalized with a serious injury and the pickup's driver, 43-year-old Hopeton Kerr of Bridgeport, had minor injuries.

Police were investigating how Hall came to be driving south in the northbound lanes of the highway.

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