A Stratford man died on Saturday morning after his car was involved in a crash on Route 8 near Exit 7 in Trumbull.
According a State Police report, Clifford Voight, 61, of 480 James Farm Road, was pronounced dead at St. Vincent’s Medical Center on Saturday morning following the three-car wreck. Police said Voight was traveling south on Route 8 at about 9:30 a.m. between exits 8 and 7 when the accident occurred. State Police said a Suzuki sport-utility vehicle driven by Jonathan Hernandez, 29, of Wallingford, dramatically reduced speed in the left lane, causing Derek Michaels, 32, of Vernon, to slow down his Jeep Grand Cherokee. As both of those vehicles slowed or stopped, Voight’s Nissan Maxima forcibly struck Vernon’s vehicle, which caused Vernon’s vehicle to hit Hernandez’s vehicle.