Two-car accident sends 3 to hospital

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NAUGATUCK — A crash on Route 8 southbound near Exit 27 at 10 p.m. Saturday sent three people to area hospitals with serious injuries, fire officials said.

A white van appeared to have struck a blue Honda head-on, Fire Lt. Stephen Flaherty said. There was one person in the van; two people were in the Honda.

Firefighters had to extricate all three people from the vehicles. Route 8 southbound was closed at Exit 28 late Saturday night for hours.

State police are investigating the crash and no further information was available as of this post.