Update 5 p.m.
Multiple news organizations are reporting that the DOT worker that was struck on Route 8 near Exit 29 on Thursday has died.
WTNH, FOX and NBC Connecticut have all reported that the state police have confirmed the worker, who was hit by a truck while clearing road debris, has died from his injuries after being hit in the northbound lane.
We'll post further details as soon as we get them.
A Department of Transportation worker has been struck by a vehicle driving on the northbound side of Route 8 on Thursday, according to the state police.
Lt. J. Paul Vance, state police spokesman, said the incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. in the area just north of Exit 29 in Waterbury.
Vance said there are few details beyond that, and that the state police are currently responding to the scene. WTNH sent a tweet reporting that the DOT worker has serious injuries after being hit.
The northbound side of the highway is closed off and traffic is being diverted off of Exit 29 in Naugatuck.
Check back with Naugatuck Patch for updates as they emerge.