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Meriden motorcycle crash kills Bristol man

The crash happened Saturday on I-691.
Credit: CT DOT

MERIDEN, Conn. — State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash on I-691 in Meriden. The crash happened shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, between exit 5 (Chamberlain Highway) and exit 4 (Route 322/West Main St.) 

Troopers say that when they arrived, Meriden Fire Department personnel were already on scene trying to save the driver's life. The victim was transported to Waterbury hospital via ambulance and was pronounced by hospital staff. 

The driver of the motorcycle was identified as 37-year-old Jonathan Santiago of Bristol.

The State Police-Collision Analysis Reconstruction Squad (C.A.R.S.) was responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. D.O.T is on scene assisting with the temporary road closures. Next of kin notification has been made. 

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the events that led up to the collision to contact Troop I-Bethany at (203)393-4200. Reference Case # 2100353032