Motorcyclist Dies After Hitting Car in Waterbury


A motorcyclist has died after hitting a vehicle in Waterbury on Wednesday morning.

Officers were called to South Main Street around 12:15 a.m. after getting a report of a serious motorcycle crash.

According to police, the motorcyclist hit a vehicle in the road and was ejected.

Police identified the victim as 31-year-old Jan Carlos Lopez, of Waterbury.

Investigators said Lopez sustained life-threatening injuries in the collision and was transported to the hospital, where he later died.

Authorities said they believe Lopez was traveling at a high rate of speed and hit a 2014 Honda Accord that was performing a U-turn in the road.

The motorcycle involved in the crash was stolen from Danbury, officers said.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the crash reconstruction unit at (203) 346-3975.

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