Six-year-old killed in Route 8 crash identified

A view of the crash scene on Route 8 from the Long Hill Cross Road Bridge on Tuesday, Aug. 18. — Joshua Fisher photo

A view of the crash scene on Route 8 from the Long Hill Cross Road Bridge on Tuesday, Aug. 18. — Joshua Fisher photo

Nyah Marcano of Ansonia was identified as the six-year-old girl that was pronounced dead following the accident on Route 8 in Shelton Tuesday afternoon.

Police are still investigating the late afternoon, near exit 12.

The fatal crash involved three cars, according to police, who said that two cars slowed down for traffic, leading to a third car crashing into the back of them.

Footage captured by the HAN Network Drone after the three-car crash on Route 8 on Tuesday, Aug. 18:

 

Traffic was backed up in both directions following Tuesday's Route 8 accident. One lane in both directions was open after police arrived on the scene. (Aaron Berkowitz photo)

Traffic was backed up in both directions following Tuesday’s Route 8 accident. One lane in both directions was open after police arrived on the scene. (Aaron Berkowitz photo)

One vehicle went down an embankment between the northbound and southbound lanes of the state highway and Marcano from the car. Police said the child died from her injuries.

At least eight people involved in the crash were taken to Bridgeport and Griffin hospitals. The crash slowed traffic on Route 8 for hours and tied up traffic throughout much of Shelton, particularly Bridgeport Avenue.

Shelton Police, Connecticut State Police, Echo Hose Hook and Ladder and state Department of Transportation workers responded to the scene on Tuesday.

SheltonHerald.com will continue to update this story as information becomes available.

Post-crash coverage that includes more photos can be found here.

The crash scene on Route 8 on Tuesday, Aug. 18. — Aaron Berkowitz photo

The crash scene on Route 8 on Tuesday, Aug. 18. — Aaron Berkowitz photo

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