Hartford PD investigate fatal accident involving stolen motorcycle

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Hartford Police responded to a report of a motorcycle accident near Locust Street and East Elliott street just before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Officers who arrived on scene found the 21-year-old male operator and 19-year-old female passenger of the motorcycle suffering from injuries, according to police.

The operator was transported to Hartford Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Hartford Hospital for treatment.

The deceased operator was identified by police as Pedro Torres of Hartford. The motorcycle he was driving at the time of the crash was listed as an active stolen motorcycle from the town of West Hartford since August 15.

Crime Scene Division detectives responded and assumed control of the investigation that is still ongoing.

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