HADDAM, Conn. (WTNH) — A wrong-way driving crash left two people dead in Haddam Tuesday night, Connecticut State Police said.

According to officials, a car was traveling westbound in the left lane of two on the Route 82 Connector in Haddam just before 3 p.m. when another car, traveling eastbound in the westbound lane, struck the first car in a head-on crash. Both cars sustained disabling damage, police said.

The wrong-way driver, Patricia Tucker, 82, of New Haven, was transported via Lifestar to Hartford Hospital, but died due to injuries. Police said the passenger, 83-year-old Berthina McNair of East Haven, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car struck was transported to Middlesex Hospital for suspected injuries, while the passenger was transported by Lifestar to Hartford Hospital for serious injuries.

Police are investigating the crash. Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to contact state police at (860) 399-2100.