Police in Middletown say a motorcyclist was killed in an early morning accident on Route 9 this morning.
Just after six o’clock, police say 56-year-old Mark Lemanski was riding his bike southbound on Route 9 at exit 16.
Lemanski collided with a Toyota Prius stopped for traffic, according to investigators.
The car was operated by 55-year-old Frank Mohr of Meriden.
Lemanski was rushed to Middlesex Hospital and later pronounced dead.
Mohr and his passenger were not injured.
Route 9 and Hartford Avenue were closed during the investigation but have since reopened.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 860-638-4064.