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1 seriously injured following crossover crash on Route 8 in Shelton

SHELTON — State police say that Route 8 in Shelton is back open following a serious accident.

The closure was between exits 11 and 12 following a crossover accident that involved two cars with at least one serious injury with extrication.

Police said Ketty Mancero, 47, of Stratford was driving in the right lane of the two lanes on Route 8 northbound. when Guy Lochard, 51, of Bridgeport was traveling in an unknown lane southbound. Police said Lochard crossed over for an unknown reason and entered the northbound travel lanes, where he struck the front end of Mancero’s car.

Lochard’s vehicle went down an embankment into a wooded area adjacent to the right shoulder.

A passenger inside of Mancero’s vehicle was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital with serious injuries. Mancero was taken to Bridgeport Hospital with minor injuries, Lochard was taken to Bridgeport Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Leary at 203-393-4200.