Fatal three-car crash in Hartford

HARTFORD, Vt. (WCAX) Two people are dead after a three-car crash on Interstate 91 Thursday night.

It happened southbound near the Norwich exit at mile marker 73 around 5:40 p.m. Police say Herbert Kennedy, 89, of White River Junction, was driving in the wrong direction and collided head-on with Patrick Covey, 33, of Bradford.

Police say Covey was dead when they arrived at the scene. Kennedy was in critical condition. He later died from his injuries at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

A third driver, Cynthia Dale, 61, of White River Junction, suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The interstate was closed until about 11 p.m.