Colchester man dies in motorcycle crash on Route 82

East Haddam - A Colchester man was killed Tuesday afternoon after state police say his motorcycle was struck by a truck when he crossed into the oncoming lane of Route 82.

Thomas Murphy, 53, of 456 Parum Road, was driving his Kawasaki motorcycle eastbound on Route 82 when he drifted into the westbound lane and was hit by Raymond Willis, a 75-year-old East Haddam man.

Willis was not injured in the 5:08 p.m. crash.

The accident, which closed Route 82 in the area of Tater Hill Road, is under investigation.


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