Deadly Overnight Crash Involving Police Vehicle

Aaron Kupec
August 16, 2018 - 9:07 am

EAST HAMPTON, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - State police say a deadly overnight traffic crash involved a Portland police vehicle and a motorcycle.

The crash occurred shortly after  1a.m. at the intersection of Routes 66 and 151, said authorities. The area was closed to traffic for hours as police investigated.

aAccording to police, a motorcycle operated by  27 year old Evan Basso of East hampton  struck the rear of the police vehicle which was stopped at a traffic light. Basso was ejected from the motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene.The driver of the police vehicle was taken to Middlesex Hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.

East Hampton police have turned the investigation over to state police, said troopers.