Motorcyclist killed in crash on Route 8 in Shelton

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SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A motorcyclist has died following a crash on Route 8 in Shelton Monday night.

At 6:37 p.m., Shelton Fire Department was alerted to an accident on Route 8 northbound between Exits 13 and 14. When the first fire unit arrived, it was determined that a single motorcyclist was down in the road and unresponsive, according to Shelton Fire Department.

Once Echo Hose Ambulance arrived and assessed the patient, Shelton Fire Department says it was determined that the patient was not revivable.

State Police have identified the motorcyclist as 29-year-old Oliver John Mateo of Yonkers, New York.

According to State Police, Mateo was traveling on Route 8 northbound on his motorcycle while a Honda CR-V was also traveling in that direction. The Honda and the motorcycle were involved in the collision. Police said Mateo was separated from his motorcycle and sustained fatal injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Any witnesses to the accident are asked to contact TPR Atwood #1163, Connecticut State Police Troop “I” at (203) 393-4200 or

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