NAUGATUCK, Conn. (WTNH) — A man is dead after being hit by two cars Saturday night on Route 8 in Naugatuck, according to authorities.

State police said the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Naugatuck police said Anthony Meier fled the scene of a nearby crash on the Prospect Street Overpass.

For reasons not yet identified by police, Meier fell from the overpass onto the southbound lanes of Route 8, where he was hit by two vehicles. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

No one else was injured.

According to the Department of Transportation, Route 8 northbound and southbound have reopened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Connecticut State Police Troop I at (203) 393-4200 or