Two men died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle accident caused by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 440 near New Bern Avenue, police said.
Jesus Leon Galera, 34, and Alejandro Mendez Gonzalez, 21, were declared dead at the scene after the 1:40 a.m. wreck, police reported.
They said Galera was driving a Ford sedan east in the westbound side of the interstate when it smashed into a Honda sedan that Gonzalez was driving.
Both men were alone in their cars.
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The westbound lanes of Interstate 440 between New Bern Avenue and Brentwood Road where the accident occurred were closed for several hours, and police said their investigation was continuing Tuesday.