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DANBURY Motorcyclist dies in Backus Avenue crash

August 11, 2018

DANBURY — A Danbury motorcyclist who was riding near the Danbury Fair mall was killed in a traffic accident Thursday.

Samuel Hyde, 25, was driving at a “high rate of speed” along Backus Avenue around 7 p.m. when he struck a 2008 Honda CRV operated by 64-year-old Roberto Romero, of Brewster, N.Y., police said.

Hyde was traveling west on a Honda CBR 954RR motorcycle at the time of the crash.

He was treated at the scene and taken to Danbury Hospital where he later died from his injuries, police said.

Police didn’t say how the motorcycle and the car came into contact, but noted that anyone who may have witnessed the crash should call department’s traffic division at 203-797-2157.

Whether Hyde was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash wasn’t immediately available late Friday. Motorcycle drivers in Connecticut are not required to wear a helmet.

dperrefort@newstimes.com

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