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Crash on Route 8 Led to Death of a Child

On Wednesday, August 18, a crash on Route 8 led to the death of a child.

According to state police, the accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. and three vehicles were involved on the northbound Route 8 near Exit 12.

Robert C. Rosenbluh, aged 29, of Colonial Village, in Shelton, was driving a 2010 Acura, on a steep hill north on Route 8 and behind him 44 year old Michael Grieder of Middlebury was driving a 2014 Ford F 150 pickup. Behind that was 36 year old Joan Willoughby of Ansonia in a 202 Chevrolet Tahoe.

The first and second vehicles slowed due to the traffic but Willoughby hit the back of the vehicle in front and the SUV went down an embankment and overturned. A six year old passenger in her vehicle, Nyah Marcano of Ansonia was ejected and died.

It was not known what relationship Willoughby had with the child or if she was restrained in the vehicle.

Willoughby and the other passengers were taken to Bridgeport Hospital and Grieder was taken to Griffin hospital.

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