SOUTHINGTON - A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday afternoon after he struck a car traveling in the opposite direction, according to police.
Police said David Spinnanger, 19, of Plymouth, was pronounced dead after he was taken in an ambulance to St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury.
Driving a 2006 Honda CBR 1000 motorcycle, Spinnanger was traveling south on Marion Avenue at 4:22 p.m. when he crossed the yellow center lines and began passing vehicles on their left, police said. While he was doing this, according to police, he struck the rear, driver side bumper of a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 that was heading north on Marion Avenue.
Police said Spinnanger sustained serious injuries in the collision, which occurred near the Tunxis Path intersection, and was later pronounced dead.
The driver of the Silverado, Quentin Niles, 72, of 1985 West St., did not report any injuries.
No further details about the crash were released.
Police are still investigating the accident, and are asking anyone with information to contact Officer Justin Burke at 860-621-0101 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at email@example.com.