CHAPLIN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) – One motorcyclist was killed and another seriously injured when they crashed at the intersection of Routes 6 and 198 in Chaplin Monday afternoon.
State Police say the motorcycles were traveling at a high rate of speed next to each other on Route 6. They slowed for vehicles at a red traffic signal at the intersection, then went into the westbound shoulder.
The motorcycle operated by 43 year old Anthony Perfetto of Johnston , Rhode Island hit a metal guard rail, he was ejected,suffering fatal injuries.
The other motorcyclist, 37 year old Jerry Nassi of Providence, Rhode Island lost control of his bike and was ejected.He was flown to St. Francis Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.