The eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 in West Hartford have reopened after a crash closed them for about three hours on Thursday afternoon.
The crash involving a motorcycle and two other vehicles was reported on I-84 near Exit 44 around 4 p.m.
According to State Police, traffic came to an abrupt stop on the highway and a motorcycle being operated by 46-year-old Mark Goodwin of New Hampshire was unable to stop and struck the back of a vehicle.
Goodwin and his passenger, 43-year-old Brenda Goodwin also of New Hampshire, were both thrown from the motorcycle.
Brenda was then subsequently struck by a vehicle, driven by Anupam Adikari of New Britain, that was also unable to stop.
Brenda and Mark were both taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment where Brenda was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police said Mark's injuries were non life-threatening.
Both the driver of the vehicle which was struck and Adikari were not injured.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is urged to contact the Connecticut State Police Troop H at 860-534-1000.
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