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Two Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Route 8 In Shelton

Two people were killed in an overnight crash on Route 8 in Shelton. Photo Credit: FOX 61/Earl Glaizier
Two people were killed in an overnight crash on Route 8 in Shelton. Photo Credit: FOX 61/Earl Glaizier
Two people were killed in an overnight crash on Route 8 in Shelton. Photo Credit: FOX 61/Earl Glaizier

SHELTON, Conn. — Two people were killed after a wrong-way head-on crash overnight on Route 8 near the Exit 13 off-ramp in Shelton, according to Connecticut State Police.

Fernando J. Moreno-Rivas, 30, of Stratford, and Kelly M. Wootten, 29, of Seymour, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which was reported at about 1:10 a.m. Thursday, state police said.

Wootten was traveling north — in the southbound lane — and slammed into Moreno-Rivas’s 2015 Chevy Tahoe, state police said.

Both “sustained serious bodily injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene,” according to state police.

Family members said Moreno-Rivas was a U.S. Army medic on his way from from his military base in upstate New York when the crash happened, NBC Connecticut reported .

State police shut down the southbound side of Route 8 between exits 15 and 13 for about five hours after the crash.

Route 8 had reopened for the morning commute but heavy delays were reported in the area.

An accident reconstruction team was on the scene working to determine the cause of the crash.

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