Route 8 in Derby reopened after serious crash

Route 8 in Derby is reopened after a serious crash closed the highway late this morning.

Connecticut State Police had shut down the southbound lanes near exit 16 in Derby about 11:30 this morning. One person who had severe injuries had to be extricated from their vehicle and was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital by Life Star air ambulance.  The highway was cleared and then closed again so troopers could take measurements for their crash investigation; the highway is now reopened and the scene cleared.

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