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Local Man, 41, Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-84 In Danbury

Traffic was tied up early Saturday on I-84 in Danbury after a fatal crash near Exit 3.
Traffic was tied up early Saturday on I-84 in Danbury after a fatal crash near Exit 3. Photo Credit: Connecticut DOT

DANBURY, Conn. — A 41-year-old Danbury man who was traveling the wrong way on I-84 was killed in a head-on crash in the westbound lanes near Exit 3 late Friday night, state police said.

State Troopers from Troop A in Southbury are investigating the wrong-way fatal crash, which occurred at 10:45 p.m. Friday and closed I-84 for about five hours.

A Ford Focus was traveling east in the westbound lanes when it struck a Dodge Ram head-on that was traveling in the correct direction on I-84, state police said.

The driver of the 2002 Ford Focus, identified as Marcos Chillogalli of Pleasant Street in Danbury, was killed in the crash, state police said. He was wearing a seat belt, state police said.

The driver of the 2013 Dodge Ram, identified as a 35-year-old Danbury man, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Danbury Hospital. He was wearing a set belt as well.

The crash was blocking all lanes of westbound I-84 when first responders arrived, the News-Times said.

The state police investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who has information about the vehicles before the crash, or who may have witnessed the crash, is asked to call Trooper Perrault at 203-267-2200 Ext. 4306. All calls will remain confidential.

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