One dead, another in critical condition following head-on crash in West Haven

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WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — One person is dead and another severely injured after a head-on crash in West Haven Saturday night.

West Haven Police report the crash occurred at about 11:23 p.m. at Derby Avenue and Central Avenue.

Director Rick Fontana of the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security in New Haven reported to News 8 West Haven Allington and the New Haven Fire Department responded to the crash near the West Haven/New Haven line.

Two victims were extracted from their vehicles. One occupant was pronounced dead on the scene. There was also a trauma patient in extremely critical condition brought to Yale New Haven Hospital.

RT 34 at Central Avenue was shut down due to the investigation.

The name of the deceased is not being released until next of kin has been officially notified. More information will be released as this investigation continues.

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