Derby man dead following serious rollover crash on Rt. 8 in Beacon Falls

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BEACON FALLS, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police are investigating after a fatal rollover crash in Beacon Falls on Monday.

The crash began in the area of Exit 23 on Route 8 northbound around 1 p.m.

State police said a 2017 Honda Accord driven by 24-year-old Jonathan Vazquez, of Derby, was traveling north on Route 8 just north of Exit 23 when it lost control and veered off the roadway off the right side and slammed into and went over a metal beam guardrail.

The car went down the embankment, crossed both travel lanes of Cold Spring Road, and continued down a second embankment. The car then flipped over the train tracks and landed on its roof.

In the process of the crash, Vazquez was ejected from the vehicle. He was brought to Waterbury Hospital by EMS where he succumbed to his injuries.

Rail transportation was halted in the area until 6 p.m. Investigation revealed no damage was caused to the tracks.

The crash is under investigation. Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact State Police at (203) 393-4200.

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