Fatal motorcycle crash on I-95 south in Branford temporarily closes highway

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BRANFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police were on the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on I-95 southbound in Branford Wednesday evening.

Police closed the highway between exits 55-54 to traffic at the time of the crash.

Police reported Thursday, the crash involved a Jeep Cherokee Latitude and a Suzuki GSX-R750 motorcycle.

Police say the motorcycle was swerving between the Jeep and another vehicle traveling directly next to the Jeep. The motorcycle was riding the center lane of the two-lane stretch of highway between the two vehicles when the rider lost control and was thrown from the bike, landing directly in front of the Jeep.

The driver of the Jeep, Chendy Galara, 45, of New Haven was not hurt in the crash.

The driver of the motorcycle, Angel Vega, 31, of New London was killed in the crash.

Cameras on the scene followed first responders as they loaded the motorcycle onto a flatbed with traffic completely stopped leading up to the scene of the crash.

The scene has since been cleared.

The Connecticut State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Squad (CARS) arrived at the scene to assist with this investigation. This accident remains active and under investigation.

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