Officials identify victim of fatal crash on Route 8 in Torrington

Litchfield

A fatal crash involving one vehicle shut down Route 8 Northbound in Torrington on Thursday afternoon.

According to officials, the incident was reported around 12:55 p.m.

Authorities said a vehicle being operated by 52-year-old Sherry Baldwin of Winsted crossed into the left shoulder before swerving across three lanes and colliding with a speed limit sign. The vehicle then rolled over before coming to a rest on its side.

Police said Baldwin was ejected from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries.

The route had been closed in the northbound direction at Exit 46, but it has since reopened.

At this time, it is not known what caused the vehicle to initially swerve.

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