6-Year-Old Ejected from Car in Shelton Dies

A 6-year-old child has died after being thrown from a car during a crash on Route 8 in Shelton on Tuesday afternoon, according to state police.

Police said a 36-year-old Ansonia woman driving a Chevy Tahoe on Route 18 North by exit 12 in Shelton around 3:12 p.m. on Tuesday hit the back of a Ford F150 pickup that had slowed down because of traffic ahead.

The Tahoe flipped over, went down the center embankment and the 6-year-old was thrown from the vehicle, police said. The child died from injuries sustained during the crash.

The other people in the Tahoe were transported to Bridgeport Hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The driver of the pickup was transported to Griffin Hospital. No information was released on the extent of his injuries.

The Tahoe, pickup and the Acura in front of the truck were towed from the scene.

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