Bridgeport Man Killed in Crash on Route 8 in Shelton

A man from Bridgeport has died after a crash on Route 8 south in Shelton on Friday night.

Police said a vehicle was traveling on Route 8 south near exit 12 around 6:15 p.m. when the driver swerved off of the road, down an embankment and hit a tree.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, authorities added.

A passenger in the vehicle, later identified as 20-year-old Jarvis Jones, of Bridgeport, was ejected from the vehicle and was transported to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, officers said.

A second passenger in the vehicle was transported to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

Part of the highway was closed for hours while police investigated the crash, but has since reopened.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call Troop I at (203) 393-4200.

The crash remains under investigation.

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