One killed, others injured on Route 8 exit 35 ramp multi-vehicle accident
At least one person has died following Waterbury multi-vehicle accident on Monday night around 8:40 p.m.
According to preliminary report, a Ford Explorer was travelling at a high rate of speed on the intersection of Route 8 exit 35 ramp and East Aurora Street when it crashed with SUV with a Mazda pick-up truck after ignoring the red light.
The force of the crash caused the truck to roll multiple times and striking a Lexus sedan. The Lexus then struck an ambulance.
The Mazda’s driver got major injuries from the crash and was taken to the hospital for treatment but he later succumbed to his injuries.
Authorities are yet to release the identity of the deceased pending notification of next of kin.
The Explorer driver and female passenger fled the scene before police arrived.
The passenger in the Mazda and the occupants inside the ambulance were not seriously injured.
The passenger in the Lexus was not reportedly injured, according to police.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Waterbury Police Department.
Witnesses with information regarding the suspects who fled from the scene, they are asked to call the Crash Reconstruction Unit at (203) 346-3975 or Crime Stoppers at (203) 755-1234.