A Derby man killed in Route 8 crash

A Derby man riding a motorcycle was killed in a two-vehicle collision on Route 8 just passed exit 13 in Shelton Monday afternoon.

According to State Police, Shawn P. Reynolds, 53, of Derby rear ended another vehicle on his Kawasaki while trying to merge into the center lane traveling northbound on Route 8 near exit 12.

Reynolds was ejected from his motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene,  State police said.

The man driving the other vehicle didn’t suffer any injuries.

The accident caused Route 8’s right lane of traffic to close as well as several entrances onto the highway at exits 12 and 13. Traffic was backed up for several hours from exit 12 all the way until exit 8 into Bridgeport.

State Police ask that anyone with information on the crash call 203-393-4200, ext. 3085. Trooper Caez is continuing the investigation.