Investigators Say Alcohol Was Found In Wrong-Way Driver's VehicleBy Amy Wadas

WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — One man is dead and another man is injured after a wrong-way crash overnight on Interstate 79 in Washington County.

The crash happened just before 2 a.m. between the Canonsburg and Houston/Eighty-Four exits.

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According to state police, alcohol was found in the 2008 Ford Focus of the man who was driving north in the southbound lanes of I-79. He crashed into a 2014 Hyundai Elantra headed south.

The Washington County Coroner’s Office says the wrong-way driver died from his injuries. He was the only person in the car. Officials identify him as 57-year-old Darnell Hudson.

State police say toxicology results will determine if he had alcohol in his system.

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“There was alcohol located in the Ford Focus. The driver of the Hyundai Elantra was a 28-year-old man from the Johnstown area,” said State Police Tpr. Forrest Allison.

He was rushed to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery. He is identified as Zachary Porta.

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The southbound lanes were closed for much of the night for the investigation, but have since reopened to traffic.