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Griswold man dies in motorcycle accident

By Izaskun E. Larraņeta

Publication: theday.com

Published September 12. 2013 6:00AM   Updated September 12. 2013 7:00AM

Griswold — A Griswold man was killed Wednesday night after the motorcycle he was riding collided with another vehicle on Route 164 in the area of Burton Road.

State police said Trevor Marttila, 20, of 46 Benton Hill Road, was riding a 2011 Honda CBR motorcycle south on Route 164. A 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Alexander Velasquez, 46, of Griswold, was traveling north on Route 164 in that same area. Police said that the Ford Explorer made a left hand turn into a residential driveway when the motorcycle struck the rear passenger side quarter panel of the SUV.

Police said that Marttila was thrown from the motorcycle, which slid on its side until it came to a final rest in the center of the southbound travel lane.

A third vehicle, a 2010 Hyundai Elantra, traveling south on Route 164 struck the motorcycle.

Police said that Marttila died at the scene. He was wearing helmet.

All three vehicles were towed from the scene. The accident happened around 8:06 p.m.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked to call state police at Troop E in Montville at (860) 848-6500.

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