East Hampton Man Dies in Eastford Crash

An East Hampton man is dead after his motorcycle collided with a car in Eastford Monday afternoon.

State police say 63-year-old Torrence Botsford was killed after being ejected from his motorcycle during a crash on Pomfret Road.

Police responded to Pomfret Road in the area of Old Route 44 around 3:31 p.m. for the serious crash. According to police, a Toyota Corolla, driven by 58-year-old Debra Willard-Web of Hampden, Maine, was traveling east on Pomfret Road when it slowed and started to turn left into a driveway at 142 Pomfret Road.

At that point the motorcycle driven by Botsford, which police say was traveling at a high rate of speed in the same direction, smashed into the Corolla. Botsford was thrown from his vehicle and sustained fatal injuries.

Willard-Web sustained minor injuries and was transported to Windham Hospital for treatment. A passenger in her vehicle was not injured.

Both vehicles were severely damaged and had to be towed from the scene.

Pomfret Road was closed for several hours while police investigated but has since reopened.

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