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Police identify man killed in Groton motorcycle accident

Published August 21. 2012 10:00AM   Updated August 21. 2012 10:17AM

Groton — Police identified today the man who was killed Monday evening in a motorcycle accident on Route 184 as 28-year-old Dereck D. Chaput of Ledyard.

Police said at about 5:53 p.m. emergency personnel responded to Route 184 at the intersection of Cow Hill Road for a report of a truck versus motorcycle accident.

Chaput sustained fatal injuries and pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he was wearing a helmet. No other injuries were reported.

Police did not identify the truck driver.

Members of the Old Mystic Fire Department, Mystic River Ambulance, Lawrence and Memorial Paramedics also responded to the incident.

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on the accident is asked to contact Groton Town police at (860) 441-6712.

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