Portland man killed in Middletown motorcycle crash
MIDDLETOWN, CT (WFSB) - A motorcyclist was killed in a crash in Middletown on Sunday night.
Middletown police identified the victim as 54-year-old Daniel Richer of Portland.
He died shortly after midnight on Tuesday, police confirmed.
The crash happened on Hartford Avenue around 5:50 p.m. on Sunday.
The road was closed from Route 9 and Main Street.
Police said Richer was initially transported to Middlesex Hospital, and then sent to Hartford Hospital by way of the Lifestar emergency helicopter for a head injury.
The driver of the second vehicle, a 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was not hurt.
The crash remained under investigation. Police said they have been looking for witnesses.
However, they said their initial investigation suggested that Richer traveled west on Hartford Avenue when he crossed he center line and struck the Jeep, head-on.
Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to contact Middletown police at their routine number (860-638-4000).
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