Lane Restriction on Route 8 in Trumbull Following Fatal Crash

Lane restrictions are in effect on Route 8 in Trumbull following a fatal crash, state troopers said. 

The highway is passable but lanes will be restricted going southbound on Route 8 near exit 7. Heavy delays are expected. 

Derek J. Michaels, 31, of Vernon was driving in the left lane on Route 8 between exits 8 and 7, police said.

Michaels slowed down dramatically going southbound causing Clifford Voight, 61, of Stratford to hit Michaels car. Michaels car then slammed into the car in front of him,

Clifford was tranpsoted from the scene and was later pronounced dead from the injuries he sustained from the accident, police said. 

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