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Man Seriously Injured in East Haven Motorcycle Crash

East Haven police are investigating after a serious motorcycle on Foxon Road Wednesday.

Police said the motorcycle rider, identified as 41-year-old Jose Montero, was thrown from his bike when he collided with a Mazda C9 that was turning left into the Citgo Gas Station at 925 Foxon Road. Montero suffered serious injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police said the motorcycle did not have a license plate and Montero has a suspended license. He also have five bags of suspected heroin on him at the time of the crash, according to police. Drug charges are pending.

A police officer witnessed the crash, which happened at 8:54 p.m. and dash camera video captured a portion of it. According to police, Montero can be seen changing lanes and accelerating just before the crash.

Because a police officer witnessed the crash, the Connecticut State Police C.A.R.S. Unit is investigating. Police are looking for any witnesses to contact them at 203-630-8079.

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