Fatal Motorcycle Crash Closes Route 80 in East Haven

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    NBCConnecticut.com
    Route 80 is closed in East Haven following a serious motorcycle crash.

    A fatal motorcycle crash has closed Route 80/Foxon Road and Circle Drive in East Haven, according to the East Haven fire chief.

    Route 80 is closed from Route 100/North High Street to the North Branford town line, East Haven police said. Police expect the road to remain closed for several more hours Friday night into Saturday.

    Residents believe two motorcycles were involved, along with one car. Witnesses said the motorcycles appeared to be traveling at a high rate of speed and were approaching a curve in the road that can be dangerous.

    "I heard them come by," said Ed Corradino, of North Branford, who lives nearby. "They seemed to be moving along but that's not uncommon over here. You hear that a lot."

    Corradino said cars and motorcycles often "come by pretty fast," and trucks speed through the area at night too.

    The people involved have not been publicly identified.

    No additional information was immediately available.