A serious crash involving a motorcycle left a man with life-threatening injuries.
Just before 1 p.m. on Sunday, police said Route 85 was closed between the Airline Trail and Maple Avenue. As of about 5 p.m., it had reopened.
State police identified the rider as 57-year-old Benjamin Labonosky of Colchester.
Troopers said Labonosky was traveling north on Route 85 just north of Lake Road when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Brodey David Coutant of Marlborough.
Investigators said Labonosky had slowed to turn into the Twin Lakes Tavern when Coutant was unable to avoid striking him.
Labonosky was ejected from his bike and thrown into the southbound lane.
He was transported to Hartford Hospital with serious and life-threatening injuries.
Coutant and his passenger were not hurt.
Anyone who witnessed what happened is asked to contact state police at 860-465-5400 extension 4053.
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