Morning rush hour traffic was delayed on Route 72 and Route 9 in New Britain this morning because of a fatal motorcycle accident near the merge.

State police say a southbound Honda Civic made contact with a motorcycle ,  sending it into the path of two other vehicles,  a Ford E-350 wagon and a Ford Escort.

The motorcycle operator, identified as 42-year-old Anthony Ferone of New Britain, died of his injuries at Dempsey Hospital.  The other drivers were not injured.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the accident to call State Police in Hartford.


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