• Bridgeport November 27, 2023 4:10 pm

    State police arrest man accused of driving 120 mph on Route 8 in Bridgeport

    Connecticut State Police have arrested a man that was clocked going 120 miles per hour on Route 8 in Bridgeport early Sunday morning. Troopers said said they arrested a New Jersey man who is accused of going over twice the posted speed limit, which was 55 mph. The incident happened at 2 a.m. When troopers tried to pull the man…

  • Litchfield July 20, 2023 4:09 pm

    Driver sustains serious injuries in rollover crash on Route 8 North in Litchfield

    Serious injuries are being reported in a one-car crash on Route 8 North in Litchfield Wednesday night, according to firefighters. The vehicle was traveling northbound near the area of exit 41 when it ran off the road into an embankment, rolling over and striking a tree. State troopers say there was one person in the vehicle who was transported to…

  • route 8 June 21, 2023 9:30 pm

    Route 8 in Colebrook reopens after tractor-trailer crash

    Route 8 has reopened in Colebrook after a tractor-trailer crash in the area, according to state police. A tractor-trailer appears to have crashed into a tree and wires on Route 8 between Riverton Road and Beech Hill Road. The crash was reported at about 7:20 p.m. The driver is not injured and no other vehicles were involved in the crash,…

  • shelton January 30, 2023 6:59 pm

    Man Dies After Serious Crash on Route 8 in Shelton

    Connecticut State Police said a man has died after a serious crash on Route 8 Sunday night. State Police said Route 8 South was shut down between Exits 12 and 13 due to a one-car crash. Troopers said the car veered into the median where it hit several trees and rolled over. The car came to an uncontrolled stop in…

  • Watertown January 24, 2023 7:27 am

    Man Killed in Crash on Route 8 in Watertown

    Connecticut State Police said a man has died after crashing into an embankment on Route 8 in Watertown Monday afternoon. Troopers said they were called to Route 8 South for a one-car crash near the exit 38 on-ramp. A car veered off the right side of the highway and crashed into a rock ledge embankment. The car then rolled onto…

  • Naugatuck November 16, 2022 11:25 pm

    Emaciated, Injured Dog Found Along Route 8 in Care of Dog Rescue

    An emaciated French bulldog with a severe skin infection was found by the side of Route 8 and Naugatuck Animal Control is investigating the case as the dog slowly improves.

  • Beacon Falls November 10, 2022 4:33 pm

    Crash Closes Route 8 South in Beacon Falls

    Route 8 South is closed in Beacon Falls after a crash. State police said a dump truck and tanker truck were involved in the crash and Route 8 is closed by exit 24. The crash was reported at about 1:20 p.m. The tractor trailer crashed into a barrier on the road, according to firefighters. Drivers are urged to take an…

  • Harwinton October 30, 2022 3:05 pm

    2 Injured After Serious Crash on Route 8 South in Harwinton

    LifeStar transported two people to hospitals after a serious crash on Route 8 south in Harwinton on Sunday. State police said troopers were notified of a rollover crash on Route 8 southbound near exit 42 around 10:46 a.m. According to state police, serious injuries were reported and LifeStar transported two people to area hospitals. Route 8 southbound was closed at…

  • Watertown October 26, 2022 5:59 am

    Route 8 North in Watertown Reopens After Vehicle Overturns

    Route 8 north in Watertown has reopened after a vehicle overturned on Wednesday morning. CT Travel Smart said the highway was closed between exits 37 and 38 due to an overturned vehicle. It has since reopened. It’s unclear if anyone was injured in the crash.

  • Torrington October 21, 2022 5:51 pm

    Person Dead After Car Crash on Route 8 in Torrington: State Police

    Connecticut State Police said a person has died after their car crashed off the highway on Route 8 in Torrington Thursday. Troopers were called to the area of exit 45 at about 2:20 p.m. Responding officers determined that the car drove on the grassy median and up a dirt mound, catching air and hitting the guardrail fence on the Winthrop…

  • traffic alert September 30, 2022 12:59 pm

    Two People Seriously Injured When Impaired Driver Hit Them on Route 8 in Watertown: Police

    Two people have serious injuries after an impaired driver hit a vehicle, pushing it into them, while they were changing a flat tire on Route 8 in Watertown Thursday night, according to state police. The crash happened just before 9 p.m. Thursday. State police said a Mazda was parked along the shoulder of Route 8 North, near exit 37, because…

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