3 injured after crash on Route 8 in Naugatuck - WFSB 3 Connecticut

3 injured after crash on Route 8 in Naugatuck

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Tractor trailer crash on Route 8 in Naugatuck (Courtesy Conn. DOT camera) Tractor trailer crash on Route 8 in Naugatuck (Courtesy Conn. DOT camera)
Traffic leading up to crash on Route 8 in Naugatuck.  (Courtesy Conn. DOT camera) Traffic leading up to crash on Route 8 in Naugatuck. (Courtesy Conn. DOT camera)
NAUGATUCK, CT (WFSB) -

Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving two tractor-trailers on Route 8 in Naugatuck early Friday.

A tractor-trailer was traveling northbound on Route 8 near exit 30 around 4 a.m. when police said another tractor-trailer hit it in the trailer portion of the vehicle.

Police said the driver of second tractor-trailer lost control and “struck the metal guide wire and an embankment in the right shoulder.” The crash caused that tractor-trailer to rollover.

State Police said at least one of the tractor trailers split fuel along the highway.

Tractor-trailer drivers, 45-year-old Larry Lee Shunk, of Southington, and 33-year-old Howard Maurice Dozier, of Waterbury, were taken to Saint May’s Hospital with “minor injuries,” police said.

A passenger in one of the tractor-trailers, 52-year-old Schlev Hunter, of Waterbury, was taken to Waterbury Hospital for “undetermined injuries,” police said.

The two tractor-trailers were both towed from the scene of the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by state police.

All the lanes on both the northbound and southbound sides in the area were closed at one point. Drivers sneaked by on the shoulder, but delays were experienced by morning commuters.

You can get more details on the delays and how the rest of the roads look by visiting the traffic page here.

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