A 43-year-old man is dead after his motorcycle hit a tree in Meriden early Monday morning.
Police said a 911 call reporting a motorcyclist with serious injuries was in the middle of the road came in around 1:20 a.m.
As they investigated, they determined that William Cardona, 43, was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle west on River Road when he crossed the center line, went off the left side of the road and hit a tree just east of Oregon Road.
He was not wearing a helmet and suffered serious head injuries, police said.
An ambulance transported Cardona to MidState Medical Center, where he died.
Anyone with information about the crash should call 203-630-6201.