Single-car crash on Route 8 southbound in Shelton turns fatal

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SHELTON, Conn. (WTNH) — A Bridgeport man has died in a car crash that closed part of Route 8 Southbound in Shelton late Thursday afternoon.

State Police said the crash happened one mile north of Exit 12 on Route 8 South. They said the driver somehow lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the woods on the side of the road. The driver was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

State Police identify the driver as 46-year-old Demar Thompson of Bridgeport.

At the time of the investigation, it was raining during the day, the road was wet, and traffic was moderate and steady, according to troopers.

Anyone with information on this deadly crash is asked to call State Police Troop I at 203-393-4200.

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