Man dies after early morning crash in Shelton
A 20-year-old man from North Carolina was killed early Monday morning after an accident on Route 8 North in Shelton.
Police said Fausto Rivera of 2818 Best Road, Greenville, was thrown from the vehicle.
According to a report from State Police, the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, just north of exit 13 when the driver of the vehicle lost control and struck a tree located off the right shoulder.
The driver of the vehicle, Jose Gutierrez, 29, of 34 Laurel St., Bridgeport, and one passenger, Anthony Tenn, 29, of 325 Thompson St., Stratford, were transported to Bridgeport Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Police said Rivera was seated in the back seat of the vehicle, and was ejected about 25 feet from the vehicle.
Shelton police assisted on scene in the early stages. The accident is currently under investigation by the State Police.
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