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.