Police identify woman struck, killed by motorcycle in Bridgeport


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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Police have identified the elderly woman who was struck and killed by a motorcycle in Bridgeport on Thursday night.

Police say on Thursday at 9:10 p.m., officers and firefighters responded to the scene of a serious crash at the intersection of State Street and Park Avenue. 

The driver of a yellow 2005 Suzuki DRZ400 motorcycle was traveling eastbound on State Street at a high rate of speed.  As the motorcyclist approached the intersection of State Street and Park Avenue, a woman was crossing State Street on foot.

The motorcycle struck the woman and also ejected the driver during the crash. 

The woman was transported to Bridgeport Hospital and later died from her injuries. She was identified as 78-year-old Patricia A. Stephenson, of Bridgeport.

The driver of the Suzuki motorcycle was identified as 34-year-old Rhashaun Houser, of Bridgeport. He was also transported to Bridgeport Hospital and is being treated for serious injuries.

Anyone with additional information, related to this crash, is asked to contact the Bridgeport Police Department’s Traffic Division (Officer Cynthia Dolyak) at 203-576-7640.

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