New Haven, Enfield males killed in two separate motorbike crashes

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NEWTOWN — Police are investigating two motorbike crashes that ended in the deaths of 2 younger males.

The primary came about round 10:50 p.m. June 24, within the space of 87 Riverside Highway, the place officials discovered a motorbike that had long past off the street.

The operator — recognized as 24-year-old Enfield resident Ryan Smith — used to be pronounced lifeless on the scene, in keeping with police, who say Smith’s motorcycle used to be the one automobile concerned within the crash.

Smith used to be a Connecticut Military Nationwide Guard veteran who “took nice pleasure in his army provider (and) loved his interactions with Okay-9 gadgets whilst on deployment in Africa,” in keeping with his obituary.


Family members described Smith as somebody “all the time at the transfer,” who loved using his Subaru WRX, capturing, searching, fishing, golfing, weight-lifting and visiting Vermont — however maximum of all, “cherished and loved his friends and family.”

The second one deadly crash concerned a motorbike and automotive close to the intersection of Sugar Side road and Dodgingtown Highway round 5:20 p.m. June 25.

The motorcyclist in that crash — recognized as 25-year-old New Haven resident Harvey I. Lopez — died after being transported to Danbury Sanatorium, in keeping with police.

Government say the driving force of the automobile remained on the scene and has been cooperative, and that no fees are anticipated in that crash.

Lopez is remembered as a useful and accountable younger guy, who used to be “lively,” in keeping with his obituary. He labored on the Whitney Heart in Hamden.

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“Harvey cherished to commute and talk over with new puts, cherished tenting, using and dealing however maximum of all he cherished his circle of relatives,” his obituary states.

Police stated each crashes stay underneath investigation.