• 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…

  • EAST HARTFORD August 19, 2022 7:43 am

    Plainville Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash in East Hartford

    A 51-year-old Plainville man has died after a motorcycle crash on Route 2 in East Hartford Thursday night. State police said Glenn Pelletier was driving a Harley Davidson and hit a concrete barrier near the exit 5 off-ramp around 9:13 p.m. Pelletier was thrown from the motorcycle and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to state police. State police…

  • shelton August 15, 2022 8:18 pm

    Crews Put Out Multiple Brush Fires on Route 8 in Shelton

    Firefighters put out multiple brush fires on Route 8 in the Shelton/Trumbull area Monday afternoon. Officials said they were alerted of the brush fires on the median of Route 8 at about 2 p.m. While responding, a large plume of smoke was visible from about a half mile away. Responding crews said they saw a large brush fire just north…

  • Bridgeport July 26, 2022 8:03 am

    2 Dead, Several Injured After Wrong-Way Crash on Route 8 in Bridgeport

    Two people are dead and several others are injured after a wrong-way crash on Route 8 in Bridgeport that happened Sunday night. Connecticut State Police said they responded to the area of exit 2 on Route 8 South after a car traveling in the wrong direction caused a multi-car accident. Officials said one of the drivers struck a car head-on,…

  • Waterbury July 12, 2022 11:44 am

    Woman Seriously Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Route 8 South in Waterbury

    A woman is seriously injured and two men have minor injuries after a wrong-way crash on Route 8 south in Waterbury late Monday night.

  • Waterbury July 12, 2022 12:26 pm

    Woman Seriously Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Route 8 South in Waterbury

    A woman is seriously injured and two men have minor injuries after a wrong-way crash on Route 8 south in Waterbury late Monday night. State police said a Honda HRV was traveling the wrong way on Route 8 south near exit 34 around 11:52 p.m. when it collided with a Honda Pilot. The female driver of the Honda HRV suffered…

  • Beacon Falls June 5, 2022 8:32 am

    Man Arrested for DUI After Multiple Wrong-Way Crashes on Route 8 in Beacon Falls, Seymour

    Connecticut State Police have arrested a man for driving under the influence after investigators said he was involved in multiple wrong-way crashes on Route 8 in Beacon Falls and Seymour on Saturday night. Troopers received numerous 911 calls about a wrong-way driver going southbound on Route 8 in the northbound lanes of the highway by exit 23 in Beacon Falls…

  • Torrington March 23, 2022 2:55 pm

    Crash Closes Route 8 North in Torrington

    Route 8 North in Torrington is closed after a crash, according to CT Travel Smart. A vehicle rolled over between exits 45 and 46.

  • shelton January 29, 2022 1:12 pm

    Police Identify Two Men Found Dead in Car on Route 8 in Shelton

    State police have identified the two men found dead in the woods just off an on-ramp to Route 8 in Shelton on Thursday. They say 32-year-old Jose Rosario, of Bridgeport, and 33-year-old Raul Calderon, of North Branford, were found in the vehicle just after 11:30 a.m. Thursday. State police said they received reports of the crash on the Route 8…

  • shelton January 28, 2022 8:12 am

    Two Found Dead in Car on Route 8 in Shelton

    Two people were found dead Thursday in a car that had crashed in Shelton and police said it’s not clear when the crash happened, but they believe it was before Thursday. Connecticut State Police said they received reports of the crash on the Route 8 North on-ramp at exit 12 just after 11:30 a.m. Thursday and they found a car…

  • traffic January 22, 2022 7:28 pm

    Route 8 Reopens After Crashes in Seymour, Ansonia

    Route 8 has reopened after two separate multi-vehicle crashes closed parts of the highway in Seymour and Ansonia. State police said there was a multi-vehicle crash on Route 8 southbound in Ansonia between exits 19 and 17. The left lane was closed in the area but has since reopened. The accident happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. Officials said one of…

  • Ansonia November 9, 2021 1:14 pm

    Crash Closed Part of Route 8 North in Ansonia

    Part of Route 8  North was closed in Ansonia after a crash Tuesday morning, according to CT Travel Smart. The road was closed between exits 19 and 21. It has reopened.

  • Connecticut State Police November 7, 2021 10:50 am

    Route 8 in Shelton Reopens After Crash

    Route 8 in Shelton has reopened following a crash in the area on Saturday night. Connecticut State Police said they were on the southbound side of the highway at exit 13. The left and center lanes were closed, but have since reopened. It is unknown if there were any injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

  • deadly crash October 15, 2021 8:13 pm

    State Police Investigate Deadly Crash in Bridgeport

    One person is dead and two others were injured after a multi-car crash on Route 8 in Bridgeport Friday afternoon, police said. Connecticut State Police said four cars were involved in the accident on the southbound side of the highway in the area of exit 3. A car rear-ended another car, causing it to spin in the right lane of…

  • route 8 October 12, 2021 8:42 am

    Route 8 South Congested in Seymour, Derby After Crashes

    Route 8 South is congested between Seymour and Derby after two crashes Tuesday morning, according to state police. No additional information was immediately available.

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