Driver in fatal Route 8 crash in Waterbury identified

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WATERBURY — One person is dead after an early morning accident on Route 8.

State Police said a car hit a tree on Route 8 southbound near Exit 36. Roy Gruner, 35 of Beacon Falls died in the crash.

The accident happened around 2:15 a.m. The highway was briefly shutdown but has reopened.

Police are still investigating.