1 dead, 1 injured in Berlin motorcycle crash

BERLIN, Conn. (WTNH) – An accident leaves one dead and one in guarded condition after a crash early Sunday morning in Berlin.

According to officials the just after midnight by the old Hawthorne Restaurant going north towards Irving’s Gas Station, and Route 5 northbound and southbound at New Park Drive were shut down after the crash.

Police say the driver of the motorcycle, a 26-year-old man was rushed to Meriden’s Midstate Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The driver of the car, 26-year-old female was taken to Hartford Hosital for her injuries, she is listed in guarded condition.

The names of the drivers are not being released at this time until family has been notified.

Officials say a Lifestar helicopter was requested at the scene.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

If anyone has any information about this accident you are asked to call 860-828-7080.

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