Route 2 east closed in Colchester due to vehicle fire

(WFSB file)

A motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle crash in New Fairfield Thursday afternoon.

State police said the unidentified rider crossed over the double yellow lines of Route 39, just before Old Shortwoods Road, and was struck by a driver.

It happened just before 2:30 p.m.

The motorcyclist was ejected and had to be transported to Danbury Hospital. The person was pronounced dead there.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.

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