NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — State police say a man was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on the highway.

Forty-seven-year-old Brian Kleinhen of Southington drove onto the shoulder of Route 72 in New Britain and struck a guard rail. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Saturday afternoon death remains under investigation by authorities. Kleinhen was driving a Honda VT600C to Route 9 at the time of the crash. Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to reach out to detectives.