Police investigate what caused car to fly off Rt. 8, killing 1

BRIDGEPORT - State police are investigating what caused the driver of a car to lose control and fly off Route 8 Saturday night, killing the driver and injuring two others.

Police say that 37-year-old Victor Nicholson was driving on Route 8 just past exit 4 when the car swerved right, struck a snow bank and then fell onto the road below.

Officials say that Nicholson was killed instantly upon impact.

Speed was not a factor in the accident but Nicholson may have been distracted causing him to swerve, according to investigators.

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