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Lanes On Route 8 Reopen In Derby Near Shelton Border After Fatal Crash

An accident on Route 8 in Derby has closed a lane of traffic and caused delays in the area
An accident on Route 8 in Derby has closed a lane of traffic and caused delays in the area Photo Credit: CT Travel Smart

DERBY, Conn. -- Updated, 4:30 p.m.: All lanes have reopened after what state police are now saying was a fatal crash in the area of exit 16 on Route 8 southbound in Derby.

Original story:

A serious accident involving life-threatening injuries closed down part of Route 8 in Derby Saturday afternoon.

State police said that at around noon Route 8 southbound was closed at exit 16 due to an accident with life-threatening injuries. The accident required extrication, and the Life Star critical care helicopter service had been requested to the scene.

At around 3:30 p.m. the right lane of Route 8 southbound was re-opened at exit 16 while investigation into the accident continues.

According to the Department of Transportation, the Route 8 northbound exit 16 off ramp and the exit 16 on ramp were closed as of 4 p.m. because of the accident, which involved a tractor trailer.

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