Two people were seriously injured after a van crossed the median of Route 8 in Shelton and collided head-on with another vehicle Thursday.
The crash closed down the highway’s northbound lanes for hours as police, fire, and EMS responded.
The collision occurred roughly a half-mile south of exit 12 about 10 a.m. Wednesday when the van, driven by 41-year-old Bridgeport resident Guy Lochard, “crossed the grassy median for an unknown reason and entered the northbound travel lanes,” according to an accident information summary released by state police.
Lochard’s vehicle collided with the front end of a minivan being driven by Ketty Mancero, 47, of Stratford, then ended up going down an embankment and into the woods.
Both Lochard and a passenger of Mancero’s, 48-year-old Trumbull resident Elizabeth Cellini, were taken to area hospitals to be treated for serious injuries.
Mancero suffered minor injuries and was also taken to the hospital.
The crash is under investigation.
State cops asked any witnesses to reach out to Trooper Edward Leary at 203-393-4000
Original post from 11:02 a.m. below.
At least one person was seriously injured in an accident on Route 8 in Shelton Thursday morning.
The crash happened about 10 a.m. between exits 11 and 12, according to an email from Trooper Kelly Grant.
The crash involved a vehicle crossing over from the southbound to the northbound side of the highway, Grant said.
As of 11 a.m. the highway’s northbound lanes were closed.
“Southbound lanes may be affected at points for investigation,” she said.
Connecticut Post reporter Ken Dixon tweeted a picture from the scene about 10:30.
Another car crash. Guess where? Route 8 NB in Shelton. Fire, police responding. Traffic backs up into Bpt pic.twitter.com/wH0J0bxkvP— Ken Dixon (@KenDixonCT) July 27, 2017
State police tweeted this picture about 11:15 a.m.