HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A motorcyclist died following a crash on I-84 west Wednesday night, police said.

State police responded to the crash, which occurred around 6:15 p.m. near Exit 50 by the tunnel. Police said a GMC Sierra was traveling in the right lane of two when a motorcycle collided with its rear end.

The motorcyclist became separated from the motorcycle and ended up in the right shoulder. Police said the motorcycle continued traveling west on I-84, crossing into the right shoulder, collided with an illumination pole, and stopped in the right shoulder.

The motorcyclist, identified as 28-year-old Jose Guillermo Torres of Hartford, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Hartford Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Three passengers were inside the GMC Sierra at the time of the crash, though all four people in the truck were uninjured.

Any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who was driving through the area at the time of the incident and has a dashcam camera, are urged to contact Trooper Michael Dean at (860) 534-1098 or through email at michael.dean@ct.gov.