Two-vehicle crash closes Exit 12 Northbound Rt. 8

Two people were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash heading Northbound near Exit 12 in Shelton Thursday morning.

At approximately 10:03 a.m. Thursday morning along Route 8,  between exits 11 and 12, a two vehicle crash with one serious injury occurred.

State Police have reported that Ketty Mancero, 47, of Stratford was driving a 2010 Dodge Caravan in the right lane of the two lanes on Route 8 northbound approximately one-half mile south of Exit 12. Guy Lochard, 51, of Bridgeport was driving a Chevy Express van simultaneously in an unknown lane traveling southbound on Route 8. According to the traffic information report, Lochard's vehicle crossed the grassy median for an unknown reason and entered the northbound travel lanes, where it ultimately struck the front end of the vehicle Mancero was driving.

Following the collision, Lochard's vehicle traveled down an embankment and into a wooded area adjacent to the right shoulder of the road.

Elizabeth Cellini, 48, of  Trumbull was a passenger in Mancero's vehicle and was transported to St. Vincent hospital by Trumbull EMS with serious injuries. Mancero was transported by Trumbull EMS to Bridgeport Hospital with minor injuries. Lochard was transported to Bridgeport hospital by Derby EMS with non-life-threatening injuries.

Both vehicle were towed from the scene.

The crash resulted in the closing of the Northbound side of Route 8 near exit 12 and the right lane of the Southbound side of Route 8 in Shelton.

The crash is currently being investigated.