PLAINVILLE, Conn. (WTNH) – One man died following a motorcycle crash that took place on Route 72 East in Plainville Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened just before 3 p.m. State police said that a Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Route 72 East in the area around exit 3. For an unknown reason, the motorcycle struck a guardrail barrier off the left side of the highway.

The impact caused the motorcycle’s driver, 47-year-old Kendell Alston from Windsor, to be ejected from the vehicle, according to police.

Alston sustained fatal injuries from the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

State police said this incident is still under investigation. Any witnesses to the wreck are asked by police to contact Trooper Benjamin Rafala at (860) 534-1000 or through email at