Route 8 south reopens in Waterbury after serious 2-vehicle crash

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Crews have reopened Route 8 southbound in Waterbury following a serious two car accident Sunday morning.

According to Connecticut State Police, a Ford explorer was traveling on Route 8 in Waterbury just south of exit 36 early Sunday morning. They say the SUV lost control and struck a metal beam guardrail on the right shoulder.

Authorities say the collision caused the SUV to rollover. They say it came to a final rest on its side in the travel portion ahead.

State police say a Subaru Impreza struck the the SUV, which resulted in the front passenger side of the car to have heavy damage.

Officials say the front seat passenger in the Subaru was seriously injured and transported to Waterbury Hospital. They say all other occupants in both vehicles were transported to area hospitals for minor injuries.

At this time the crash remains under investigation.

Connecticut State Police is asking that anyone who witnessed the vehicle operation that lead to this accident to contact Troop A in Southbury at 203-267-2200.



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