A Plainville police officer has died after a crash in Torrington Tuesday night.
Police said a motorcyclist and pickup collided. The motorcycle was traveling south on South Main Street when the rider passed another vehicle that was turning left and collided with the pickup, which was also turning, police said.
The motorcyclist was taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said he was not wearing a helmet.
Police have identified the motorcyclist as 40-year-old Brian Cybulski, of Thomaston.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Plainville Police Officer Brian Cybulski,” a statement from Plainville Lt. Nick Mullins said.
“Brian was a well-liked and well-respected member of our department for the last fifteen years,” Mullins said.
Cybulski was a dispatcher for the department before becoming a police officer.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Barbi, three-year-old daughter, Paisley, and the rest of his family. Not only was Brian an excellent police officer, he was genuinely sincere, kind-hearted, and an overall good person. The members of the Plainville Police Department are devastated by his loss and will work to keep his memory alive,” Mullins said.
The pickup driver was not hurt and is cooperating with the investigation.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the Torrington Police Department at 860-489-2007.