Police: Woman dies after car swerves, goes off road on Route 8

Posted: Updated:
TORRINGTON -

Connecticut State Police say that a Winsted woman died Thursday afternoon after losing control of her vehicle on Route 8.

The crash happened around 12:50 p.m. in Torrington near the Winchester Town line.

Police say 52-year-old Sherry Baldwin had just passed Exit 46 on the highway when her car began to swerve from left to right for an unknown reason. Police say her car went off the side of the road, up an embankment and then flipped onto its right side.

Baldwin was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car, according to officials.

Parts of Route 8 were closed for a time while crews cleared the crash. The roadway has since reopened.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."