Suffield PD: Deadly motorcycle accident occurred days before being reported


Suffield police are investigating a deadly motorcycle accident Thursday that closed a portion of Warnertown Road at the Southwick town line for hours on Thursday.

The road has since reopened for traffic in both directions.

Suffield police Capt. Christopher McKee said they received a report that a motorcycle had been found in a tobacco field in the area of 399 Warnertown Road, west of the traveled portion of the roadway around 1:30 p.m.

Capt. McKee said an unidentified victim’s remains were found not far from the motorcycle by first responding officers. After examining the area of the accident, police had first determined that the motorcycle went off the road just north of the tobacco field, where it was found.

Further analysis suggested that the crash had happened several days before it was found Thursday afternoon. The recovered motorcycle was taken to the Suffield Police Department Impound Lot. 

Suffield police were assisted by the North Central Municipal Police Accident Reconstruction Squad, investigators and members from the State of Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiners Office.

Two Connecticut State Police K9 teams also assisted.

Warnertown Road between Mountain Road and the Southwick town/state line was closed for all traffic northbound and southbound for hours.

Authorities are still trying to figure out what led up to the incident.

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