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Waterbury man dies in motorcycle accident on Interstate 84 in Southington last night


SOUTHINGTON — A Waterbury man died after his motorcycle collided with a car on Interstate 84 near Exit 32 Thursday night.

State police said the accident happened at 8:12 p.m. in the westbound lanes near the entrance ramp by Exit 32. Officers determined that a sport utility vehicle driven by Simone Wong, 23, of 124 Willow St., New Britain, was driving in the center lane when it was rear-ended by a motorcycle driven by Damian Silva, 40, of 48 Marlboro St., Waterbury, state police said.

Silva was ejected, landing on the road. He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, where he died from his injuries, state police said. Wong and a passenger were taken to the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain to be treated for minor injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the accident is asked to call Trooper First Class McDonald at state police Troop F in Hartford, (860) 534-1000.

lsievert@record-journal.com (203) 317-2225 Twitter: @LaurenSievertRJ



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