3 injured in head-on crash on Route 8

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Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 firefighters work at the scene of a head-on crash on Route 8 South in Beacon Falls on Sunday. –CONTRIBUTED

BEACON FALLS — Three people were injured — two seriously — in head-on crash on Route 8 South on Sunday.

State police said a 33-year-old Waterbury man was driving a 2020 Ram pickup truck the wrong way on Route 8 South near exit 25 when the truck crashed head-on with a 2020 Chevrolet Malibu at about 3:20 a.m.

Two women — a 28-year-old from Stratford and a 29-year-old from Bridgeport — were in the Malibu. Firefighters from Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 removed the doors of the car and lifted the dashboard to free the women from the wreck, according to the department. The women were taken to Waterbury Hospital with serious injuries, state police said.

The man was taken to Saint Mary’s Hospital with possible injuries, state police said.

Route 8 South at exit 25 was closed until about 8 a.m. Sunday as emergency personnel worked at the scene.

The crash is under investigation. State police asked anyone with information on the crash to contact Trooper Jordan Gomes at 203-393-4200 or jordan.gomes@ct.gov.