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Two drivers killed in New Year’s Day car crashes in Hamden and North Haven

One driver was killed in North Haven and another in Hamden in two separate crashes on New Year’s Day.

Three people were hurt when two cars crashed around 1:40 a.m. on Route 22, North Haven police reported. Two occupants of the first vehicle were treated at Yale New Haven Hospital’s San Rafael campus, but the only person in the other car died at Yale New Haven’s main hospital several hours later.

Also around 1:40 a.m., two cars collided head on along Whitney Avenue in Hamden. Police said one driver, 55-year-old James McKenna of North Haven, was killed.