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Derby man killed in Shelton motorcycle crash

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SHELTON–Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a crash in Shelton that killed a Derby man.

Around 3:54 p.m. Monday afternoon,  a truck and a motorcycle collided on Route 8 northbound, between exits 12 and 13. State police said the motorcycle driver tried to merge between the truck and another vehicle. Shawn Reynolds, 53, of Derby died of his injuries.

All northbound lanes were shut down for a few hours, though traffic was getting by the whole time in the right shoulder. Lane closures and congestion lingered throughout the evening rush.

State Police responded to the scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.