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Plainville police officer killed in Torrington motorcycle crash

Police say the crash happened on South Main Street near Cook Street.
Credit: Plainville Police Department

TORRINGTON, Connecticut — A Plainville police officer was killed in a motorcycle crash yesterday in Torrington. 

Officials said 40-year-old Brian Cybulski was traveling south on South Main Street and passed a vehicle that was preparing to turn left. 

While passing the vehicle, the pickup truck traveling in the northbound lane turned left onto Cook Street. Police say Cybulski struck the pickup truck on the passenger side of the door. 

Cybulski was taken to the local area hospital where he later died from his injuries. 

Police say Cybulski was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The name of the victim is being until his family is notified. The driver of the truck did not suffer injuries and is cooperating with officers during the investigation. 

The Plainville Police Department issued a statement on Facebook saying that Cybulski was a "well-liked and well-respected" member of the department for the last 15 years. 

"Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Barbi, three-year-old daughter, Paisley, and the rest of his family. Not only was Brian an excellent police officer, he was genuinely sincere, kind-hearted, and an overall good person. The members of the Plainville Police Department are devastated by his loss and will work to keep his memory alive."

Anyone with information relating to the crash is asked to call the police and speak to Officer Oscar Segui at 860-489-2007. 

If interested in contributing to a GoFundMe set up for Officer Cybulski's family, click here.



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