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Meriden police identify motorcycle operator killed in Monday’s crash

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MERIDEN — City police identified 32-year-old Maxwell Lafayette of Meriden as the motorcycle operator killed in a crash with a vehicle early Monday morning.

City police, fire and emergency medical technicians arrived at the intersection of Camp and Colony Streets after receiving numerous calls to the city’s dispatch center about 5:50 a.m. They found Lafayette with serious head injuries. The motorcycle was a 2008 Honda VTX 1800 and was traveling north on Colony Street. Lafayette was transported to MidState Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.

A 2003 Nissan Altima was traveling west on Camp Street making a left turn onto Colony Street when the motorcycle hit the driver’s side of the Nissan.

The female operator of the Nissan was taken to the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain with non-life-threatening injuries. Police have not identified the driver.

Meriden police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call the Meriden Police Department at 203-630-6201. Officer Joe Vasquez is the investigator assigned to this crash or Sgt. C. Griffin.



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