Update 3:28 p.m.
A Bristol man who was walking in the northbound lane of Route 8 died Sunday morning after being hit by two cars, state police said.
The man, 34-year-old Sage Corliss, was reportedly in the breakdown lane on the left side when he was struck, said State Police Public Information Trooper Kelly Grant.
The incident happened around 4 a.m. in the area just before the Exit 30 off-ramp in Waterbury, which is about a mile-and-a-half north of the Naugatuck town line.
Grant said it wasn't clear what direction Corliss was coming from. She said the case remains under investigation.
A man is dead Sunday morning following a fatal car accident on Route 8, a short distance north of the Naugatuck town line, state police said.
The male operator was driving northbound on the highway when the accident occurred in the right lane around 4 a.m. just before the Exit 30 off-ramp in Waterbury, said State Police Public Information Trooper Kelly Grant.
Grant said no further information was available as of Sunday morning, and that state police are not releasing the man’s name yet because the next of kin has to be notified.
The accident remains under investigation. Access to the highway was reportedly limited due to police presence on Route 8.
Editor's Note: We initially reported that the man was driving on the highway. We later learned he was a pedestrian and have since updated the story to reflect that.