Motorcycle operator dies in hit-and-run

August 7, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut are investigating the death of a motorcycle operator who got stuck in the windshield of a car following a crash and was driven around before becoming dislodged.

New Haven police say the collision occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Witnesses told police the motorcycle operator, identified Tuesday as 51-year-old Mark Hoffler, of New Haven, was thrown into the air, landed on the car’s hood, and his head went through the windshield.

The car sped off, drove a short distance, and Hoffler fell to the ground when the car turned.

Police found the car’s grille at the scene and determined the victim was struck by a 2002 Mercury Sable.

The car was found Tuesday morning and brought to a police garage for processing. The driver has not been found.

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