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One-Car Rollover Crash In Shelton Injures 3, Snarls Traffic

A black SUV rests against a rock wall after crashing on Route 8 on Friday morning in Shelton. Three people inside had to be extricated by emergency crews. The morning commute was a tough one as traffic was backed up for miles.
A black SUV rests against a rock wall after crashing on Route 8 on Friday morning in Shelton. Three people inside had to be extricated by emergency crews. The morning commute was a tough one as traffic was backed up for miles. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police/Twitter
Three people had to be extricated from this vehicle after it rolled over and crashed on Route 8 in Shelton on Friday. Their injuries were said to be minor. The cause of the accident is under investigation
Three people had to be extricated from this vehicle after it rolled over and crashed on Route 8 in Shelton on Friday. Their injuries were said to be minor. The cause of the accident is under investigation Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police/Twitter
Crews from a local fire department arrive at the scene of a one-car crash on Route 8 in Shelton Friday morning.
Crews from a local fire department arrive at the scene of a one-car crash on Route 8 in Shelton Friday morning. Photo Credit: Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co. 1/Facebook

SHELTON, Conn. -- Several people escaped a one-car rollover accident in Shelton on Friday with just minor injuries, according to Connecticut State Police.

The crash happened around 7:40 a.m. on Route 8 near the southbound Exit 11, police said.

Because the black SUV landed against a rock wall, its three occupants were trapped inside and had to be freed by emergency crews from Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co. 1 from Shelton.

Their injuries were non-life-threatening, police said.

Traffic in the area was backed up for miles for about an hour while the accident scene was cleared. Most of the backup was due to rubbernecking, police said.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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