Editor’s Note: Meriden police initially misspelled the victim’s first name and provided an incorrect age. Both have been corrected.
MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A motorcyclist from Wallingford died after he became trapped under a car during a crash in Meriden, according to police.
The motorcyclist, identified by police as 40-year-old Jefferey Swift, was driving south just before 7:30 p.m. on Broad Street when he hit a Jeep that was pulling out on Olive Street, police said.
The motorcycle slid across the road and then hit a Chevrolet Impala that had stopped for a red light northbound on Broad Street. Swift slid under the Impala and became trapped.
The Meriden Fire Department had to lift the car off the victim. Police said Swift was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone who witnessed the crash, or lives/works in the area and may have video footage, is asked to contact Sgt. Zajac, Sgt. Hartline or Officer Ouellette at (203) 630-6201.