Arrest Made in Deadly Head-On Milford Collision

An arrest was made in the fatal head-on crash that happened in Milford on Interstate 95 last year. 

Shivam Patel, 23, of East Haven, turned himself into state police after learning about a warrant out for his arrest. Patel faces charges that include reckless driving, operating under the influence, wrong-way driving, manslaughter and reckless endangerment. 

Milford Fire Rescue said emergency personnel responded to the two-car crash around 2:20 a.m. on Interstate 95 northbound just before exit 36 on April 16, 2016. 

Both drivers were trapped inside their vehicles.

Emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to remove one driver. He suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital but later died. The other driver was also taken to the hospital for serious injuries. 

Patel's bond was set at $50,000. 

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