Hartford police identify victim of fatal motorcycle, tractor-trailer collision on Airport Road


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — The Hartford Police Department is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash involving a tractor-trailer Monday night.

Police say a motorcycle collided with a tractor-trailer on Airport Road near the ramp of Interstate 91 South/Route 5-15S.

Police have identified the motorcycle operator as 21-year-old Elisha Swanson-Asiam, who police say died as a result of the crash.

Investigators said speed was a contributing factor to the crash.

The operator of the tractor-trailer is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

Airport Road was shut down to traffic from Locust Street to Brainard Road.

Exit 27 off-ramp of Interstate 91 South was shut down as well.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call Officer James Fierravanti of the Hartford Police Crime Scene Division or HPD Tip Line at 860-722-TIPS (8477).

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