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25-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed In Crash With SUV Near Danbury Mall Entrance

A Danbury man was killed in a crash at the west entrance of the Danbury Mall.
A Danbury man was killed in a crash at the west entrance of the Danbury Mall. Photo Credit: File Photo

A 25-year-old Fairfield County man was killed following a crash with a car, according to Danbury Police.

Samuel Hyde of Danbury died Thursday following a serious crash around 7 p.m. on Backus Avenue near the west entrance of the Danbury Mall, said Danbury Police Det. Lt. Mark Williams.

An investigation into the crash found that Hyde was operating a Honda CBR 954RR motorcycle at a high rate of speed, westbound on Backus Avenue when the motorcycle struck a 2008 Honda CRV, Williams said.

The operator of the SUV, 64-year-old Roberto Romero of Brewster, was not injured.

Ambulance personnel treated Hyde at the accident scene and transported him to the Danbury Hospital, where he later died, Williams said.

The collision is under investigation by the Danbury Police Department’s Traffic Division. Anyone who witnessed the collision or has information please contact the Danbury Police Department Traffic Division 203-797-2157.

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