2 injured in serious Meriden crash

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MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Two people are being treated for life-threatening injuries after a crash involving a motorcycle and a car on Route 71 Saturday afternoon.

The crash occurred at approximately 4:34 p.m. Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of 800 Old Colony Road, near the Walnut Grove Cemetery.

When emergency crews arrived on the scene they found a male and female lying in the roadway with multiple injuries. They both were on a motorcycle and were identified as 53-year-old Kevin Tardiff and 59-year-old Katherine Scali.

The two Meriden residents were taken by LifeStar Medical Helicopter to Hartford Hospital and are in critical condition. The vehicle operator, Jazmin Luna, was uninjured.

An initial investigation by Police shows that Scali and Tardiff were traveling northbound on a Harley Davidson when Luna, heading southbound, attempted to make a left turn into the Turner Hall parking lot where both vehicles collided.

The accident is under investigation by the Meriden Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Captain Thomas Cossette at (203) 630- 6216.