A 29-year-old Winsted man has died after a motorcycle crash Friday night in Winchester, according to police.
Police said they responded to East Wakefield Boulevard just after 9:30 p.m. after getting a 911 call from a witness to the crash and found 29-year-old Charles Godshall, of Winsted, unconscious on the road near a telephone pole in front of 734 East Wakefield Boulevard.
The Winsted Fire Department responded, and CPR was performed for 20 minutes before Godshall was pronounced dead at 11:03 p.m. at the scene, police said.
Investigators believe that Godshall was going north on East Wakefield Boulevard when he lost control of his motorcycle, fell off, then hit the pole and a stonewall.
Witnesses told police they heard the motorcycle and stopped their vehicle to let it pass. They also said they saw the motorcycle travel at a high rate of speed and the operator lose control and hit a telephone pole, according to a news release from police.
Police said Godshall was operating a 2003 Harley-Davidson Xl1200c and he was wearing a helmet.
The Connecticut State Police Accident Investigation Team and the Winchester Police Department are investigating.