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Route 8 Closed In Seymour Due To Crash Involving DOT Truck

Route 8 south was closed in Seymour.
Route 8 south was closed in Seymour. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Update: This crash has been cleared and Route 8 has reopened. The driver of the car that hit the DOT truck suffered life-threatening injuries, according to NBC Connecticut.

SEYMOUR, Conn. — Route 8 southbound was closed Thursday afternoon between Exits 22 and 20 in Shelton because of a two-vehicle accident, said the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

The crash was reported at 12:21 p.m.

A driver hit a DOT vehicle that was stationed to protect a crew that was fixing potholes on Route 8 south in Seymour, NBC Connecticut said .

Two people were killed in a wrong-way crash on Route 8 near Exit 13 in Shelton early Thursday, which also resulted in a long closure of the highway.

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