State Police investigate fatal accident on Route 8 in Shelton

State Police are investigating a fatal one-car accident on Route 8 in Shelton on Saturday morning.

According to State Police Trooper Shane Hassett, a vehicle hit a tree on Route 8 northbound just prior to Exit 13 (Constitution Boulevard South). Hassett said one individual died in the accident.

As of about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, State Police are releasing few other details and still are working to notify next-of-kin of the deceased vehicle occupant.

Among emergency responders at the scene were Shelton firefighters and Echo Hose Ambulance.

At 6:20 a.m. Saturday, an Echo Hose Fire Twitter message stated, “Company 1 (Echo Hose) and Company 3 (Huntington) working at a serious motor vehicle accident on Route 8 between exits 12 and 13.”

The accident reportedly occurred in the highway median.