1 dead in motorcycle crash


TORRINGTON, Conn. (WFSB) – Just one gentleman is dead following a bike crash Tuesday night time in Torrington

In accordance to law enforcement, officers responded to a auto vs motorcycle accident with accidents situated on New Litchfield Street (route 202) just west of Hart Generate, Torrington, Connecticut.

On arrival, Officers identified a 2019 Mazda SUV experiencing south on New Litchfield Avenue in the eastbound journey lane as if it had been about to enter the Cumberland Farms parking whole lot positioned at 1439 New Litchfield Avenue.

The bike, a 2009 Kawasaki was identified lying on its facet within the west-bound vacation lane about 20 feet from the Mazda SUV. The operator of the motorbike, later recognized as 53-year-outdated Christopher Smith of Torrington, sustained existence threatening injuries from the crash and was transported to Charlotte Hungerford Healthcare facility exactly where he was pronounced dead.

Law enforcement said the one occupant of the Mazda SUV, later identified as 71-12 months-outdated Brian McDonnell of Torrington, was also transported to Charlotte Hungerford for precautionary measures thanks to the seriousness of the crash. The two the Mazda SUV and bike sustained significant hurt.

Preliminary investigation reveals that at the time of the crash, the bike was traveling east on New Litchfield Road and the SUV was traveling west on New Litchfield Road and attempting to transform remaining into Cumberland Farms parking good deal.

If any member of the general public has facts or movie surveillance of South Key Road in the location of the crash, we ask that they get hold of Torrington Police at 860-489-2000.

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