(Updated) Police: Bolton Man Dies After Car, Motorcycle Collide on West Street

The road was closed for about four hours after a motorcycle and car collided, police said.

Updated: Oct. 22, 4:16 p.m.

A Sunday evening crash between a motorcycle and car has claimed the life of a Bolton man, Vernon police said.

On Sunday at 6:11 p.m., Vernon police received a call reporting a serious accident involving a motorcyclist and automobile at the intersection of West Street and Ogden View Drive, according to a news release.

The first responding officer arrived within two minutes of the initial call and found the motorcyclist, a 65-year-old man from Bolton, had "significant injuries," according to a news release.

The motorcyclist was transported to Hartford Hospital by ambulance where he later died as a result of his injuries, police said. His name is not being released, pending notification of next of kin, police said.

The operator of the car was transported to Rockville General Hospital by ambulance for treatment and observation, according to a news release. Later Sunday evening, he was discharged from the hospital, police said.

Police on Monday identifield the motorcyclist as Joseph "Chris" Trey of Williams Road, Bolton. Thwe driver of the car was Jean-Paul Pelletier, 34, of West Street.  
Members from the regional Metro Traffic Service Accident Reconstruction Team were summoned to to the scene to assist in the investigation. The section of roadway where the accident occurred was closed to traffic for nearly four hours during the investigation.

Police said that the preliminary information indicates that the motorcycle was heading south on West Street and struck a vehicle exiting the Ogden View Drive neighborhood that was entering West Street. 

The accident remains under investigation and no charges have been filed, police said.

Anyone who might have witnessed this accident is encouraged to call the Vernon Police Department at (860) 872-9126, ext. 245.


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